Ultimate Commercial Interiors were appointed directly by Livin Housing to design, project manage and delivery the full refurbishment of their 2 story head office in Spennymoor, along with the supply of all new fitted and loose office furniture.
The brief from the very initial meeting was to create a fresh, flexible, agile, collaborative, but sustainable workplace for their colleagues and stakeholders. One of the main priorities was that they still needed to provide a base and remain operational for their colleagues albeit on a slightly reduced number basis. Another priority was that their tenants should still be able to visit should they require or have the need to do so whilst refurbishments works were ongoing.
With the above in mind, a full logistical phasing plan and security detail was discussed and implemented allowing the client to continue to work normally in fully protected and segregated areas with their own secure and safe entrance area away from the ongoing phased refurbishment works.
The final criteria from the client was that the scheme must be a sustainable one, so the products and materials used were carefully selected. Not only did we divert 99.2% of the strip out waste from landfill, we carefully select eco-friendly products and also upcycled and refurbished some of their existing furniture to give them a 2nd lifecycle.
On completion of both floors in several phases, the final phases of the scheme was the refurbishment of common areas such as the wc’s, shower room and reception area. Again, we agreed and produced a logistical plan to allow enough live wc’s in operation at any one time for the building occupancy numbers. With regards the reception area, out of hour working was implemented so that it remained available and safe during the day for visitors & tenant visits.
The above was achieved with zero complaints or issues due to the strict and stringent site management by Ultimate’s dedicated and proactive delivery team.
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