Our building consultancy team has successfully completed the interior refurbishment of two office buildings for the mobile phone operator Three.
The refurbishment of Star House in Maidenhead, Three’s 120,000 sq ft main office, was delivered within a challenging timescale of just six months.
The contract to re-imagine the four storey building as a centre for innovation and to support the introduction of new working practices required all works to be undertaken with minimal disruption to Three’s 1,200-strong workforce.
Works were therefore completed on a floor by floor basis, with affected staff working flexibly from home, or one of Three’s nearby offices. This created sufficient swing space for the redecoration of each floor together with new data and power systems, refurbishment of WC and shower facilities and the creation of new kitchen and staff areas.
Meeting rooms were refurbished and decorated with an innovation theme, reflecting Three’s corporate ethos. Break out areas were created for collaborative working and new hot desking areas were established, greatly enhancing the efficiency of the floorspace.
Partner Paul Montague said: “The six month timescale for this complex project made this a challenging brief. We are delighted with the outcome which successfully minimised disruption to staff and has enabled Three to adopt more efficient and flexible working practices within a first class working environment.”
We were subsequently re-appointed to project manage the refurbishment of Great Brigham Mead House in Reading, a 90,000 sq ft office building.