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RS Clare

Design and Build


Various – Phased Works

Design and Build

18,000 SQ FT



RS Clare was founded in Liverpool in 1748 at the start of the Industrial Revolution. They are the longest established company manufacturing lubricants in the United Kingdom. Despite their age the company is innovative, dynamic and constantly pursuing new ways to improve the services and products they offer.

As the business continued to prosper and expand, their office and site facilities also increased at their HQ in Liverpool. As a result they required a complete overhaul their office environment, bringing it in line with the company’s vision for a more modern, flexible, operational space. The current office was fragmented and a recent extension gave them the opportunity to rationalise the space to provide improved harmony throughout. However, to do this RS Clare appreciated they needed professional advice to realise their vision and aspirations for a contemporary office environment. Following various interviews with interested contractors they finally selected AZTEC based on their experience and ability to deliver such a prestigious scheme.

The brief was to create a space which improved communications between staff and greater flexibility as the business continues to evolve. Working closely with the client, AZTEC’s technical team and expertise were able to bring their old and new buildings together blending all areas to achieve a consistent environment throughout.


The decision to appoint AZTEC was made based upon the quality of advice offered from the initial meetings, offering genuine solutions that worked perfectly for their company. AZTEC understood the perimeters and touch stones of the project making the development possible around their fully operational manufacturing site, through phased delivery.

As the works required extensive and very technical changes to achieve the adaptions, AZTEC appointed a specialist architectural team to collaborate with. Constructive Thinking was chosen on the basis of previous experience as both companies had a proven partnership approach with a collective goal. This ensured the client received the latest industry insights and experience formulating the foundations for successful delivery.

The client received first rate communication via a single project director from AZTEC who managed all the various technical queries and complications. This included full specification detailing, technical qualifications on all specialist elements as well as full site management and supervision for the duration. Alleviating any concerns or distractions for RS Clare running their successful day to day operations. This was thanks to weekly flash report progress reports, keeping the client well informed as well as identifying the specifics of the following week.


Working closely with RS Clare, our specialist design team partnership created a space that surpassed the expectations of RS Clare’s incoming client’s and staff alike. Upon entrance AZTEC provided every aspect of the build to give that on-brand impression and professional workspace of a market defining company. The ground floor houses a floor collection of high specification office domains and informal meeting spaces fully fitted with environmentally focused mechanical systems. The open plan layout creates a relaxed, airy feel that helps RS Clare feel at home as soon as they walk through the door.

On the top floor, key features included a side glazing swiped canteen enclosure allowing for natural light to refract light equally across the floorplate, folding walls providing the flexibility for creating large training, conference and meeting environments able for both formal and informal agendas. Having this diverse area, away from the clamour of the busy office fosters, the kind of experimentation and flexibility that a cutting-edge, innovative manufacturing company needs to stand out within their industry.