SmartSearch is the leading online provider of anti-money laundering services in the UK. Their unique platform combines business and individual searches for the UK and international markets, with verification checks taking no more than 30 seconds.

After a period of rapid expansion, they had outgrown their Guiseley office. They identified two floors at Mayfield House in the market town of Ilkley and took the opportunity to treat the move as a blank canvas.

With plans to more than double their workforce, coupled with a longer commute for many existing staff, attracting and retaining people became the main priority.

After meeting no fewer than nine specialists, SmartSearch selected Opus 4 as their workspace partner.

A detailed client engagement and design phase included workplace consultancy with all departments, scouting trips to Clerkenwell and detailed product trials.

The resulting design included a stunning 4,500 sq ft third space, with a gaming area and gymnasium, numerous collaboration and agile working spaces and some eclectic furniture features, such as Spacestor’s Railway carriages and Senator Special Projects’ Hive.

  • Location
  • Sector
  • Project Size
    18,000 sq ft
  • Value
  • Duration
    20 Weeks
  • Happiness Rating
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“It’s got a wonderful

wow factor”

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Here’s what one
happy staff member said

“Thanks to Opus we finally have an office space which reflects our culture. The team have worked extremely hard to exceed our high expectations and we are so impressed with the result. We love showing our clients around and they always comment on how envious they are of our space. It’s also helped massively with recruitment, who wouldn’t want to work in an office like ours? I don’t think you fully appreciate the impact having an office space like ours can have until you are fortunate enough to experience it.”

– Collette Allen

“Having the right environment really does

attract the right kind of quality people”

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