The task was to completely refurbish a single floor of offices with an overall footprint of 25,000 sq ft, whilst at the same time as enabling the occupying staff, all 240 of them to continue to work with minimal disruption. During our early discussions and appraisals it became apparent that we had to phase the works and relocate the staff to temporary accommodation during the refurbishment.
We achieved this operation over the weekend periods to reduce the down time incurred. Temporary open plan offices were set up or approximately 80 staff. Having installed temporary desks, along with lighting, heating &ventilation, power and data, the staff soon became accustomed to their transitory home.Whilst we were working on the main office, we were also refurbishing other more specific areas within the building, such as Reception, Board and Meeting Rooms, Break-Out areas and some of the primary access corridor routes.A colourful open plan office was completed, fitting in all staff in an organised way, with a roomy and comfortable rest area nearby for breaks.