The client was looking to upgrade their asset to make it more attractive to future tenants. The project included refurbishing all the front of house areas including the main reception, lift lobbies, and lifts. We upgraded the security, fire alarm system and plant to match. A single floor plate was returned to CAT ‘A’ as a bench mark for future floors. This was a complex project, working in a fully occupied building with several high profile tenants. The main reception and public areas had to remain in operation throughout the works. A temporary reception desk was utilised to maintain functionality and detailed ‘look ahead briefings’ helped keep the tenants and building management team informed of any disruption.
The reception works were phased and carried out behind a flexible hoarding system. This required out of hours working and mitigation of noise, dust and waste. Lifts were stripped out and refitted one by one, in a rolling sequence to ensure tenant access to other floors at all times. Level 3 was hoarded off and stripped out before being fitted out to the new CAT ‘A’ standard. Forward planning and phasing reduced the risk on the services upgrades. Maintaining full functionality during the works was key to the building and our client.