Client: The Consortium
Office alterations carried out by Cre8tive are activities that we carry out all the time. The Consortium in Trowbridge needed their offices altering, specialises in supplies for the education and healthcare industry and wanted to extend their existing office by removing the corridor wall.
The changes required involved matching their existing space rather than re-doing the space as a whole. In order to work out costs, we measured the whole space and created some drawings. We then worked out what equipment was needed to take the wall down and how to dispose of the concrete.
We had to take special consideration to ensure that we matched the existing carpets, light fittings and wall paint. A new wall and doorway at each end of the office had to be created to separate the office from the corridor and we needed to install new power and data sockets for the additional desks and the new printer and TV positions. Once drawn and the basic costings were agreed, we then looked into more detail on how to ensure the project didn’t disrupt the busy customer service department, how to minimise the dust from taking down the wall and how to co-ordinate the project to ensure it was completed over three weekends to meet the customers deadline.
The corridor wall ran 45 meters long however only the central section of 35 meters where the customer service department fell needed to be removed.
Office Alterations – doing the work
The physical work of knocking walls down was going to create a lot of dust at the weekends and keeping the customer service department operational was a high priority so we installed a temporary plastic screen the full length of the office to minimise the dust transferring from the works into the office. we also put dust sheets over each bank of desks first thing on a Saturday morning to ensure the best possible protection.
To take the wall down we needed to remove and replace the central section of ceiling and we also had to remove and replace the carpet as it was a different colour to the office. The wall came down fairly quickly and was disposed of into numerous skips however it did leave a fairly big channel in the floor, we filled this with concrete and levelled the floor to match the office.
Office Alterations Completion Photographs
Once the wall was down and the new walls and doors were in place all the walls were all re-painted and the electrics were mounted into the dado trunking. The carpet was last to be installed to ensure the carpet stayed clean, the light fittings came a little bit later after the 3 weekend deadline as they were made bespoke to this project because the existing light fittings were discontinued in 2007, we then took time to get some specially made.
The internal changes to the overall office has made a significant difference to the feel of the office, for up to 90 people, with sufficient power and data to expand as and when they need to.
Questions on altering offices?
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