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  • Capital Building refurbishment – Level 9

    We’ve talked a fair bit about our work inside the Capital Building on the Liverpool waterfront. Located on Old Hall Street, In the heart of the business district, the Capital Building is the largest Grade A office building in Liverpool City Centre. Originally opened in 1976 as the purpose-built headquarters of Royal Insurance, it’s a well-known landmark on the Liverpool skyline and the brutalist exterior is now supported by a freshly refurbished interior.

    We have been working our way through many of the floors improving HVAC and reconfiguring office spaces.

    Acoustic and decorative panels inside Capital Building floor 9 by Kimpton

    Capital Building level nine

    This shows how far our work has come, since we started on the project. As the main contractor on the job, we have installed all new fire protection, including fire curtains throughout, Cat B electrical and mechanical services and all of the power and lighting. We’ve been working alongside F Parkinson here. The job started with a full HVAC replacement and as the floors were up and ceilings out to run new pipework, the job was extended to include the full office refurbishment too.

    Our client, Crown Commercial Services, understood that life post-Covid would be different and the move from office to work-from-home during the pandemic, would be followed by a return to the office in a more flexible manner as the pandemic ran its course and life returns to a new normal. This flexible working has necessitated a different plan for the floors with more communal working, hot-desking and break out meeting spaces with exceptional AV facilities for remote meetings. All of this has to be powered by flawless data provision throughout, which we have delivered. Remote working only works with truly reliable data and this site now has that.

    Wide view across the work space at Capital Building floor 9 by Kimpton

    All this reconfiguration entailed a new HVAC arrangement to avoid cold and hot spots within the workspace and allow comfortable working for all.

    The final stage prior to the teams’ return was to reinstate the ceilings, full decoration and recarpeting throughout.

    With the team returning in the next few weeks, here’s a view from inside the floor to what they will be returning to. As you can imagine, we are rather pleased with the results.

    We’re working on floors 8 and 10 too and about to start on level 0, so we will show you more as our work progresses.


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