For over 20 years, Summertown Interiors has been among the UAE’s leading and most sustainable contractors, offering superior quality interior fit out solutions.
Reputed for our green expertise and exceptional client service, we specialise in commercial, healthcare, and education projects for global Fortune 500 companies, government authorities and local businesses.
Our mission is to consistently deliver high end interior projects on time and within budget, whilst helping companies to achieve their environmental goals, directly resulting in operational savings and a better workspace for employees.
Summertown Interiors was the first fit-out contractor to occupy LEED Gold certified interiors in the UAE. We have also been awarded the LEED gold certification for our existing building; operations and maintenance (LEED EBOM).
All projects are executed in accordance with the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.
People are the cornerstone of Summertown. We have a team of experts that include LEED AP & GA certified team members that will help you achieve your interior solution.
Rachel has a Master’s Degree and Diploma in HRD and Performance Management, with over 20 years of HR experience working in international organisations in the UAE across a variety of sectors; Aviation, Procurement, Banking and Oil and Gas. She is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD), UK and a qualified coach.
An experienced Change and Project Manager, HR Business Partner and HR consultant, Rachel is also a specialist in Learning & Development, Talent, Resourcing and Organisational Development.
Rachel is passionate about driving a high-performance value driven culture and will lead Summertown’s HR People Plans to support our employees delivering our business strategy.
She is also a mother to 3 daughters, and in her spare time, she enjoys travel, boxing, walking, and keeping fit.
Driven by his passion for designing and making custom joinery and carpentry, Hugo came to Abu Dhabi to personally deliver and install custom made carpentry and joinery for private villas and palaces building his reputation for quality amongst his prominent customer base.
As the Quality Manager at Summertown Interiors, Hugo manages the supplier and sub-contractor network for Summertown ensuring that our projects are delivered to the highest quality as expected by our clients.
As one of our sustainability champions, Hugo is also a key member of the Sustainable committee, and is responsible for reporting on Summertown's energy consumption and LEED EBOM certification.
Janaka graduated with BSc Hons degree in Quantity Surveying and Construction Management from Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and holds a National Diploma in Technology (NDT) - Civil Engineering, from the University of Moratuwa in his native Sri Lanka.
He also holds a membership from the Royal institution of chartered surveyors (MRICS) is a Certified Quantity surveyor of Australian Institute of Quantity surveyors (CQS), Member of Australian Institute of Quantity surveyors (MAIQS), Associate Member of Institute of Quantity surveyors Sri Lanka (AIQSSL), and Associate Member of institute of Incorporated Engineers Sri Lanka (AMIIESL)
Janaka has over 15 years of experience (Sri Lanka, Qatar and UAE) in Interior Fit-out Construction, Building Construction and Road Construction, performing as a team leader by directing and team player by engaging with self motivation and innovative ideas.
His early career in Sri Lanka provided solid experience within the field of project management, after which he moved to the Middle East region to take a new challenge in the construction industry during the boom. Janaka first moved to Qatar to work in the engineering division for a major construction firm and then moved to the UAE, in a senior estimation position working for a leading fit out contractor. Janaka's attention to details and accuracy with his work, and excellent personal skills made him the perfect choice to lead the estimation team at Summertown since 2014.
During his free time, Janaka likes to play cricket and when time allows, watch a good movie or TV drama. He is married with one son and one daughter.
The United Workplace is a network of likeminded businesses, sharing a passion for the workplace – inspiring design, innovation and a culture of collaboration underpins everything we do.
Beginning with the founding partners Fourfront Group in the UK and Amicus in Australia, The United Workplace has grown to encompass all corners of the globe, with members including Summertown in the Middle East, and Contract Workplaces in South America.
“Being part of this alliance allows us to offer our clients a level of service that extends beyond the Middle East, and strengthens our team’s capabilities. By collaborating with likeminded partners Summertown will exchange knowledge with leading interior solution providers who have similar values, and enables us to be across global industry trends.”
Marcos Bish, Managing Director