St. Helens Skyscraper
The objective of the project was to carry out a 40,000 sq ft Cat B fit out to create a tailor made space that was both stylish and practical. To enable this to happen floors 9 and 10’s existing work/office space had to be stripped out completely, leaving just a bare shell and computer flooring, this including the breakout/WC areas in the centre core, whilst being ever mindful of working within an existing building that was fully occupied and operational, with working offices above and below the project floors.
This was not only problematic given the physical location of the building, there were no available storage facilities and the logistics of removing the original office space and delivering materials 9 and 10 floors above ground for the rebuild, with only a goods lift for transportation of materials threw up it’s own set of challenges. This was achieved by timed deliveries and staggered labour shifts ensuring works continued around the clock and any noisy works completed out of hours to enable project deadlines to be met and achieved with minimal disruption to any part of the surrounding business.
Focusing on functionality and corporate flair the new area was then developed to a high specification office fit out comprising of glass fronted work areas, meeting and conference rooms, private spaces, collaborative spaces and an open plan reception area, with modern aesthetically pleasing kitchen, a tea point, breakout and washroom facilities. New doors, a full flooring, ceiling and decoration package. This all finished with new branding, fixtures and fittings.
Due to the careful and correct planning of the works, the project was successfully carried out on time and within budget with no real detrimental impact upon the surrounding working environment.