AMEC FOSTER WHEELER, SHREWSBURY

The Client: 

AMEC Foster Wheeler offer consultancy, engineering, project management, operations and construction services, project delivery and specialised power equipment services to a worldwide customer base. They have more than 160 years of history, employ around 35,000 people and operate in more than 55 countries. 

The Project: 

As part of their strategic plan to introduce SMART working, it was recognized that the existing space at Canon Court, Shrewsbury would be too large for future requirements and that space on the first floor could be returned to the landlord.

SMART working would introduce a fundamental change in the way people would be expected to operate within the office environment. Archiving of documents would be encouraged to reduce the amount of on-site filing, personal desk pedestals were removed and replaced with individual lockers and a clear desk policy was introduced. Whilst it was recognized that some people would need an allocated desk, the remainder would be able to work from any non-allocated desk.

The retained space was redecorated and re-carpeted over a series of phases. The existing desks and some storage was re-used and new operator seating was installed.

The majority of the work was completed during normal working hours with minimal disruption to the ongoing business.

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JOHNSONS COACH TRAVEL, NEW OFFICE EXTENSION

The Client:

Johnsons Coach Travel, Henley in Arden, specialise in coach hire, holidays, day trips, bus hire and plenty more.  Based just outside Birmingham, they’re very much a family run business.

The Project:

ABC Solutions were proud to be part of the project team for the new office extension at Johnsons Coach Travel, Henley in Arden.

The popular coach and travel business were keen to improve their customers experience by providing a purpose built “Comfort Stop” for all customers to use at either the start or finish of their coach holiday.

The new accommodation provides customers with Female / Male and Disabled Persons Toilets, together with a light and airy waiting area including provision for hot and cold beverages.

It made financial and constructional sense to consider adding an upper floor to the extension footprint, which provides a new conference room and much needed expansion space for the operation teams.   ABC Solutions provided Project and Contract Management, Design & Statutory Approval Consultancy and Cost Management through the JCT Form of Contract.

ABC Solutions worked closely with main contractor Colonnade Construction, from Evesham.

SUMMIT INSURANCE, RELOCATION AND FIT OUT

The Client:

Summit Insurance is a leading, privately owned venture capital business.  The company is located in Rugby and has been established for over 20 years.  It is involved in the areas of business services and finance.

The Project:

Summit Insurance out grew their current office space and needed to relocate to new premises within Rugby that could be adapted to suit their needs.  ABC Solutions completed the fit out of their new premises, supplied and installed new office furniture and provided a full relocation service.

The fit out was completed in advance of the move date to allow system testing and staff training.

The relocation was managed, co-ordinated and completed with minimal disruption, allowing the demands of the day to day business requirements to be met.

ABC Solutions carried out a full fit out service which included; decoration works, flooring, furniture, cleaning, electrical, plumbing, partitions and ceilings. ABC Solutions Project Manager, Alan Carter, successfully managed the project and ABC Solutions exceeded the client’s expectations.

David Millner of Summit Insurance said:

“ABC Solutions exceeded my expectations in all aspects of the project” 

WEMICO, HOO FARM INDUSTRIAL PARK, KIDDERMINSTER

The Client:

Established in 1980, Wemico is a market leader in the manufacture and supply of beads and profiles for external wall insulation systems and external rendering. Being part of the Protektor group of companies, Wemico offers the highest standards of knowledge and service combined with the most comprehensive range of beads, profiles, trims and flashings, leaving the company unrivalled in its field.

The professional sales and technical team are based in Kidderminster

The Project: 

The existing sales and technical teams have experienced growth which required a review of the existing office space.  To accommodate the current and future growth, a space planning exercise was carried out utilizing the constraints of the existing office building and core facilities whilst using a consistent workstation footprint.  It was a great opportunity for WEMICO to review their storage and archiving in order to streamline storage cabinet requirements. Once the space plan was signed off a proposal was prepared to give the office a complete makeover to include remodeling of partition walls, decorations, carpets, suspended ceiling tiles, lighting, data/power and new upvc external windows and doors.

This was an opportunity to review the offices compliance and ensure that all mandatory requirements were met and certificated.

All of the works were carried out in planned phased works in a live working environment with minimal disruption to the business operations

AGGREKO UK LIMITED

The Client:

Aggreko UK Limited is the global leader in the rental of power and temperature control systems.

The Project:

Aggreko UK Limited’s National Rental Centre (NRC) is based in Cannock, Staffordshire, where it provides a 24/7, 365 service.

Due to continued success of Aggreko UK Limited, it had become necessary to plan for future growth to serve demand in the rental business.

The existing NRC accommodated 34 workstations, which through some minor building fabric alterations, space planning and an innovative furniture solution, could be increased to 53 workstations, a 55% increase.

As the NRC was going to be “cleared” during 2 phases of installation, it was considered opportune to change the carpets throughout, to complete the new look.

Through careful planning between Aggreko’s Facilities Management team and ABC Solutions (UK)  Project Management the installation was programmed over two weekends, whilst still maintaining 24/7 business cover through an internal temporary move.

Each phase included the removal of existing furniture, relocations of IT, new IT infrastructure, new carpets, and installation of new bench style furniture.  The project was completed within the programmed dates and on budget.

A successful project through collaboration, communication and planning.

MITIE FM, ROYAL CORNWALL HOSPITAL, TRURO

The Client:

Mitie, the strategic outsourcing company, have been awarded a contract to deliver soft facilities management (FM) services with Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT), the principal provider of acute care services in Cornwall.

The Project:

Having been awarded the FM contract at RCH, Truro, Mitie had a go live date where it was necessary to facilitate several strategically located offices/rooms on the campus to administer the contract. The rooms had been allocated to Mitie from the RCH Estates Department and had an eclectic range of existing uses including Uniform Stores, Linen Stores, House Keeping, Switchboard, etc.

Working through the approved contractor Business Moves Group, ABC Solutions were engaged to decorate and lay new flooring prior to occupancy by the various new FM departments and the installation of new furniture.

Working in a live environment the works were strictly supervised to meet the requirements of NHS Health and Safety.

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VIRGIN MEDIA, CONCORD HOUSE, MANCHESTER

The Client:

Virgin Media provides fixed and mobile telephone, television and broadband internet services to businesses and consumers in the United Kingdom.

The Project:

Virgin Media occupies a large campus building in Wythenshawe. Due to changing requirements, the company wanted to refurbish part of the ground floor office accommodation and at the same time replace old office furniture with new and create a better working environment.

The project was carried out in 3 phases, each phase encompassing changing the ceiling tiles, redecoration and alterations to flooring.

In addition through the phases, meeting rooms and a tea point were refurbished, partitions were altered to provide additional offices, meeting rooms, a locker room and a resource room housing multifunction devices. In addition, a presentation area at the entrance to the office suite was created in which a Barrisol stretch ceiling on which and ever change light display can be projected.

The work was planned to take place over three weekends to change, ceiling tiles and furniture with the other works continuing.

 

 

AT&T GLOBAL – REDDITCH

The Client:

AT&T Corporate Real Estate

The Project:

Based from the UK Headquarters, ABC provide an ongoing International Project Management Support function for global, space planning, fit out, refurbishment and relocation projects.

Using the latest communication technologies, projects are managed on a virtual basis via Telepresence, “Connect” conference calls and other web based communication tools.

The role also includes the management of space occupancy software to maintain and track global space usage.  Providing high level data to the Senior Property Team, this information is used for the property strategy review throughout the portfolio

MERRY HILL SHOPPING CENTRE – BRIERLEY HILL

The Client:

Westfield Shoppingtowns Limited, Merry Hill Centre, Brierley Hill, West Midlands

The Project:

Following a successful bid which included both project costs and the ability to meet specific completion dates, ABC were awarded the contract to replace all open cell ceilings to “The Mall” areas of the Merry Hill Shopping Centre.

All works had to be completed overnight after trading had finished, all materials, plant and labour had to be clear of “The Mall” prior to trading the following morning.

Planning was necessary to ensure strict Health and Safety requirements were met, in particular, working at height and that sufficient flow of materials were available at all times to meet out of hours working.

A co-ordinated effort between ABC and the clients nominated services contractor completed the project within budget and to the adjusted programme.

COLESHILL MANOR – BIRMINGHAM

The Client:

Coleshill Manor Office Campus, South Drive, Colehill, Birmingham, B46 1DL

The Project:

Following the vacation of “The Lodge” office unit, the clients brief was to carry out dilapidation works to get the units into a lettable condition.

Working in partnership with the decorating Main Contractor, we were awarded the contract to replace all floor finishes to three floors and carry out the statutory Fixed Wire Test and resultant remedial works.

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