Supporting the ambitions of
leading retailer, TJX

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Quantity Surveyor:




Form of Contract:

JCT 2016 Design & Build


75,000 SQ. FT

Programme Period:

45 weeks

TJX, the parent company of TK Maxx and HomeSense is seeking an ambitious expansion of its business which could see a doubling of its workforce to 3,000 employees in Watford over the next 5-10 years.

Extensive consultation was undertaken with TJX to shape their future work patterns, driving efficient and creative use of the internal spaces. As Building X is the first project on the campus to be built, it was vital that that the design would meet their business needs and act as a pilot to be rolled out within the other buildings.

Emphasis on Creativity

Modular space and design ideas were being developed that would be consistent across all the new buildings. This led to a major design change midway through the project build. The new agile working space will feel more like that of a brand agency, with brightly themed co-lab spaces and gorgeous meeting rooms warmed through a mix of fabric and wallpapers.

Visitors will enter a timber reception framed by a moss wall. By investing in design that reflects a ‘Shoreditch’ industrial feel rather than a suburban office, this global retailer will be able to attract staff who might have otherwise worked in more central locations.

Fit Out Facts

  • High quality Cat B fit out of entire building for circa 500 staff on ground floor and levels 1–4.
  • Reception, IT labs, gym studios and shower block, and security control room (ESOC) for TJX European sites. Staff servery on level 3. Four new SER rooms.
  • Four floors of open plan workspace, cellular offices for senior leadership, meeting rooms, co-lab booths, focus booths, break out soft seating areas, tea points with associated lounges, WCs, lobbies, staircases, basement areas.
  • Structural repairs to the car park.