Client: Care Quality Commission
Date / Duration: July 2016
Location: Newcastle / Leeds
We were contracted to carry out refurbishment and alteration works within the CQC offices in Newcastle and Leeds. The works consisted of the design and installation of new data and power arrangements to align with the new office layouts. The works had to be carried out in a phased manner to ensure that the offices were live at all stages of the works and any noisy or service interrupting works were carried out, outside working hours, either on a night or at the weekend when the office was closed. The works had to be programmed around the client’s direct contractors who were responsible for the removal and disposal of the existing office furniture and the provision and installation of the new office furniture once the remodelling of the existing services and installation of new floor finishes was complete within each phase of the works. Temporary screens were erected to screen the refurbishment works on each phase from the remainder of the floor area which was still in use. We were not allowed to make any noise whilst the works were being carried out as the remainder of the floor continued to be occupied and as such any noisy works were carried out “outside of the office environment in the basement or “out of hours”.
We also lifted the existing floor finishes and laid new floor finishes, decorated and also refurbished the staff kitchen area including the installation of a ZIP tap but again ensuring the facility was always live during working hours. The project finished ahead of schedule and without any disruption to the services on site due to excellent daily communication between our site manager and the office management team.