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Commercial Project Case Study

First Gate Office

First Gate is a Commercial Fitout Company based in Cape Town.

Scope of


  • First Gate has leased an office space that was in a whitebox condition & needed a refurbishment. The scope of the fitout encompassed the following key elements:
    • Office Renovation: The primary objective was to transform the existing office space into a modernand corporate environment.
    • Trendy and Corporate Aesthetics: The fitout aimed to create an ambiance that exuded a trendy and corporate look and feel, aligning with First Gate’s brand image.
    • Dry kitchen
    • Open-planned workspace
    • Executive Office
    • Open plan desk area
    • Wall Cladding
Look and Feel
  • Corporate
  • Timeless
  • Warm and neutral tones
  • Incorporate greenery


  • Electrical and Lighting:
    • Installation of electrical systems
    • Data infrastructure setup
    • Implementation of specialist mood lighting
  • Interior Construction:
    • Glazing installation
    • Drywall partitioning
    • Floor finishing
    • Plumbing services
  • Furniture and Joinery:
    • Supply of furniture
    • Interior finishes
    • Construction of cabinets in dry and wet kitchens
    • Design and execution of a custom boardroom desk
  • Aesthetic Enhancements:
    • Build cabinets in dry and wet kitchen
    • Feature wall construction
    • Wallpaper installation in reception area and boardroom
    • Cladding installation
  • Project Management:
    • Comprehensive space planning
    • Efficient project management
  • Coordination:
    • Coordinating all trades and services throughout the office fitout
  • Additional Services:
    • Premium quality painting
    • Office plant supplies


  • Client: First Gate
  • Location: City Centre, Cape Town
  • Size: 250sqm
  • Time: June 2023
Medium (R 300 000 - R 500 000)
  • Tight Deadline (3 Weeks)
  • Loadshedding
  • As it is a renovation, we needed to incorporate existing features and areas in our design
  • Reserve all of the suppliers
    • Trustworthy contractors & suppliers
  • Working around the clock & over weekends
    • Carefully planned schedule
    • Time management

When i first started at First Gate, i noticed that there were a few things that could be improved with regards to the office but luckily for me there was plans already put in place to renovate and rebuild the office space. Now that the office fitout has been completed I feel so much more creative and inspired to achieve the best I can in the workplace.

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