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“All of the staff here at the office and everyone that visits us are absolutely blown away!
We would just like to say a massive thank-you for all the patient hard work from everyone at Spacio.
We achieved not only something that reflects our brand but also remembers why the building is here – ensuring that we didn’t lose any of its history.”

“We couldn’t be happier in our new home! Thank you so much!”

Laura Smith – Benefit Cosmetics UK & Ireland


Benefit Cosmetics is an iconic brand that started life in San Francisco in 1976 and was acquired by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy in 1999. In 2014 Spacio worked with the company to design its stylish new UK headquarters in Chelmsford’s Grade 2 listed Marconi Building.


The building had been neglected for 10 years and had suffered from both neglect and damage by squatters. Our task was to restore it to its former glory with sympathetic and innovative interior design while preserving and enhancing the Victorian character of the building.


The result was design that captures visitors’ imaginations and acts as a strong visual ambassador for Benefit Cosmetics’ brand. Lightly remodelled, but totally reappointed with new HVAC and M&E before adding final interior design finishes and furniture, the project has created an exceptional space for an international market leader.


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