Rapport’ have just completed a contract for Ancestry UK the UK’s favourite family history website, offering members access to 1 billion searchable UK family history records.

The project involved Ancestry relocating from their London office in Hammersmith to the 4th floor at Strand Bridge House in the heart of London’s West End, next to Somerset House. Rapport’ appointed as Project Managers, worked to ensure set cost constraints were met through the contract tender process and the project delivered high-quality results.

Design by M Moser Associates provides a multifunctional and vibrant work environment with an emphasis on natural materials and light. The inspired use of colour denotes Ancestry’s corporate image and provides a visual experience alongside a practical environment for all users.

Principle Contractor, Parogon Contracts Ltd delivered site works over a 12-week programme. Works included: fully glazed meeting facilities, complex joinery installations and high specification IT and audio systems.

You can view the full case study here.

AncestryAncestry.co.uk, is the UK’s favourite family history website, offering members access to 1 billion searchable UK family history records. Launched in 2002, Ancestry’s extensive collection enables members to explore their family history using censuses, the fully indexed birth, marriage and death records, passenger lists, the British phone books, military and parish records. Members can also explore names in other family trees and upload photographs of their own, and in doing so connect with millions of other members making their own discoveries.

Project Overview

Currently based at Waterfront, Hammersmith the relocation process will see Ancestry staff move back into the heart of London’s West End taking the 4th Floor space at Strand Bridge House, London WC2

The new office provides an exciting future for this global organisation and a sensational workspace designed by MMoser UK.

Strand Bridge House sits prominently next to Somerset House and comprises approximately 30,000 square feet across 6 floors.  A major refurbishment provides tenants high-quality office environments including feature terraces with stunning views of the river Thames and London’s South Bank skyline.


AncestryJeanette Grover – Rapport Solutions Project Director, commented: “Working with Ancestry’s internal team we have delivered valuable support through legal negotiations, contract tender management and continue with onsite works management through to completion and handover in the New Year.”

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