You’re bound to have questions. And want answers quickly – especially if you’ve never worked with us before.

​What does Overbury do?

Overbury is the UK’s leading office fit out and refurbishment specialist. We fit out and refurbish space of any size from a small office in an office block to multiple floors in a skyscraper. Find out more about us and take a look at some of our work

How long does a fit out and/or refurbishment project generally last?

That really does depend on how large the project is and what you need to achieve. Clearly, turning an old listed building into offices is going to take longer than fitting out 10,000 sq ft of new office space. But our teams will work to your deadlines delivering projects on time, every time. We really do try to work around what you need, when you need it and to accommodate your requirements.

You can see case studies here, simply view some of our clients here or, better still, contact us and we’ll be delighted to tell you more.

Who does Overbury work for?

We work for all kinds of companies and organisations, large and small, in a variety of sectors, throughout the UK. Our projects are valued at anything from £5,000, to over £100m. You can take a look at our case studies, simply view some of our clients here or, better still, contact us and we’ll be delighted to tell you more.

Does Overbury work in my sector?

Overbury works across a diverse range of sectors providing office fit out, refurbishment and design services for clients in the financial, technology, legal, media, higher educational and public sectors, to name just a selection. Odds are we have worked in your sector.

Take a look at some of our recent case studies or, if you’d like to know if we have similar experience in your sector, please contact us.

What size fit out projects does Overbury work on?

Virtually any size of project can be considered. Typically, projects range in physical size from 500 sq. ft. to over 500,000 sq. ft. If you’d like to discuss a project you have in mind, simply contact us.

What is the relationship between Overbury and Morgan Sindall plc?

Overbury is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £2 billion and which operates through five divisions of construction and infrastructure, fit out, affordable housing, urban regeneration and investments.

How long has Overbury been in business?

Overbury was established in 1942, over 70 years ago. Stanley Overbury started Overbury back then offering refurbishment of offices that had been bombed during the Blitz. You can discover more about Overbury’s achievements and milestones by looking at our short history timeline.

Is environmental sustainability a key concern for Overbury?

Addressing our impact on the environment plays an important part in how Overbury operates. We fully understand that through the activities we undertake on behalf of our clients, we inadvertently have an impact on the environment, and therefore we have a responsibility to ensure we mitigate these impacts. Effectively managing environmental risk on each site is paramount to the overall successful delivery of the project, and we feel that our track record speaks for itself.

For Overbury though, what is incredibly important is to ensure that we play our part in supporting our clients in achieving their environmental and sustainability aspirations. We take time prior to each project starting to fully understand what is important and tailoring an approach that is personal to each client.

What is BREEAM?

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology), first published by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990, is the world's longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings against each other and the rest of the industry.

BREEAM tracks the performance of construction projects against nine environmental and sustainability issues. Consequently a certificate and rating is awarded from Pass to Outstanding. Our PwC project at One Embankment Place holds the highest ever BREEAM Outstanding rating (96.31%) for an office fit-out in the UK.

In 2014 the BRE released the BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit-out 2014 scheme which has been designed to specifically assess the environmental and sustainable performance of fit-out and refurbishment projects.

What is a SKA rating?

Operated by RICS, SKA Rating is an environmental assessment tool specifically designed and created to assess the sustainable performance of fit-out projects. Project teams interested in fitting out spaces in an environmentally sustainable way can use the SKA Rating method to:

  • Carry out an informal self- assessment of the environmental performance of their fit-out
  • Commission a quality-assured assessment and certificate of the environmental and sustainable credentials of the project from a RICS-accredited SKA assessor
  • Obtain clear guidance on environmental and sustainable good practice measures in fit-outs and how to implement them
  • Benchmark the environmental and sustainable performance of fit-outs against each other and the rest of the industry.
​What is LEED?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an American environmental standard and rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods. Many multinational and US based companies that we work with aim for a high LEED rating.

How do I become an Overbury subcontractor?

Our clients expect only the very best from our people and our subcontractors. And so do we. You will have to demonstrate relevant accreditations for your particular discipline as well as a comprehensive portfolio of previous projects. We will also need to obtain references from the owners of a number of previous jobs. Contact us to find out more.

Who can I speak to about an upcoming project?

In the first instance, the best thing to do is complete the form on our contact us page and supply as much information as you can. That way, we’ll have the details we need to ensure the right person calls you back.

If you need to talk to someone right now, that’s no problem. Just call us on 0207 307 9067

How many people work for Overbury?

We have over 500 full-time experts working for us – all experienced, all enthusiastic and all incredibly good at their jobs. You can meet some of our key people here

Where do Overbury have offices?

Overbury work throughout the UK and has offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bracknell and Glasgow.

Do Overbury offer an office design and build service?

Yes, we offer a turnkey office design and build service from our Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow offices. If you have a design and build requirement in London or southern UK, you should contact our sister company, Morgan Lovell

What does the shell in the Overbury logo stand for?

The nautilus shell is one of natures flawless shapes, is perfectly formed and is what Overbury aspire to achieve on all of our projects - perfection.