Scope: Carrying on from our previous work in Building Master Planning and interior design for Club Catalina, we were engaged for design and coordination of new finishes, lighting (in conjunction with lighting designer ‘ Design By Bow’) and furnishings for the Club’s bistro order point, sports bar and bathrooms.
Forward Thinking Design and CEO, Vanessa Cullen were engaged by Club Catalina initially in 2017, to prepare and undertake the Interior Design + Project Management, for the various areas of the entire Club, encompassing just under 5,000 square metres. No small task. However, after a very short period, Vanessa came to the realisation that we possibly needed to put a ‘hold’ on the Interior Design works (and to her detriment) and undertake a comprehensive Master Plan, involving full market research, trends, customer experience, competitor analysis with a family focus. This decision was going to delay the progress of their engagement for the interior design scope of works as we went to market to find an appropriate company to facilitate the creation of the Master Plan. After seeking proposals from various Club industry organisations and others, Forward Thinking Design were the preferred applicant for our Master Planning. We have not looked back since.
We are now into our fifth year with Forward Thinking Design and have built a fantastic working relationship, that will hopefully see all areas of the Club come to fruition, as we embark on the various stages of our Master Plan.
I have no hesitation in recommending Forward Thinking Design whatsoever, if you are looking for a company that have their client’s interests at the heart of every decision, are ethical, know what they are doing and expertly assist in every step of the way.
– Guy Chapman General Manager