Our History


2001 saw the birth of Realm Projects as Graeme Blakey and David Renshaw started trading from a small unit in Mansfield, of just 2,200ft². In May of that year, we completed our very first full fit out – an optician in Solihull.


An encouraging start to the business enabled us to move to a larger 7,000ft² manufacturing facility, which, within months, we extended by a further 4,000ft².


We were in a position to acquire our own two acres of land at Mansfield’s Millennium Business Park. Here, we built a brand new 24,000ft² premises.


We reached a turnover of £3 million and secured Prezzo as a client.


With turnover exceeding £5 million, we established a foothold in the museum sector and as a trusted partner with major retail fitout companies.


We doubled the size of our manufacturing capacity by building an additional 24,000ft² adjacent to the existing facility. This enabled us to re-organise the machine shop to cope with the soaring demand for retail, leisure and museum fit out contracts.


Queen Elizabeth II opened our largest museum project at Whitehaven and turnover reached £6m.


With the UK passing through a period of recession, we retained profitability and secured the Arcadia Group and Chipotle as clients.


Turnover continued to grow and we acquired the Signet Group as new blue-chip clients. We were able to grow with Chipotle, as they expanded into London and mainland Europe. With demands ever-growing on storage and distribution space, as well as our veneering and machine capability, we acquired a further 10,000ft² of adjacent space.


We found ourselves increasingly in demand in the corporate fitout sector and won two major museum projects in Coventry and Lincoln.


Another record year for Realm Projects, as our turnover moved past £10m for the first time. The Signet Group rolled out new concept stores for their H.Samuel brand.


Another landmark year with our biggest project to date – a £3.3m contract with Coventry Transport Museum, successfully completed.


Anticipating continued growth, we doubled our office capacity. We completed our latest museum project with the award-winning Design Museum London.


National Maritime Museum award us a £3.3m project for the Endeavour Galleries, the UK’s largest and most prestigious museum contract of the year.


The re-furbished Members Room at the V&A won the RIBA 2018 Award. The Design Museum won Museum of the Year 2018.


The spectacular and award winning Endeavour Galleries are opened by Sir David Attenborough


Pandemic disruption affected our business like many others but we still delivered some beautiful interiors


A mezzanine extension and additional spray shop capacity helped us to deliver the duty free retail at Bermuda’s new international airport


Realm back to full strength following the affects of the pandemic and delivering great work at Jodrell Bank and Battersea Power Station

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