39 Old Hall Street, Liverpool – Cat B Commercial Fit-out
Client: Crown Commercial Services Site: 39 Old Hall Street, Liverpool Value: £1.2m Project: Full floor by floor refurbishment Project Manager: Scott Bennett
Cat B refurbishment including internal redesign and refurbishment of office spaces to suit new post Covid working practices and complete mechanical and electrical Cat A followed by full Cat B fit out.
Complete HVAC replacement, upgraded AV facilities, new BMS and fire safety systems and alarms replaced throughout.
Working with restrictions of a secure site due to Home Office client and all staff needing to be security clearance and counter terrorism checked.
Our client, Crown Commercial Services, understood that working 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 normal.
This flexible working has necessitated a different layout 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 well with truly reliable data. These upgrades now deliver that.
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, with the whole system managed by a new BMS.
The final stage prior to the teams’s return was to reinstate the ceilings, completely redecorate and recarpet throughout.
With the team now back in the offices, here’s a view from inside the newly configured office spaces.
Scott Bennett who has managed the project for Kimpton from the outset is very happy with how the project has been delivered.
“We were already working on this project when a global pandemic came along and changed the world of work as we knew it.
From what started as a simple HVAC upgrade, the project become an entire refurbishment across the whole floor. The team had to adapt to the changing demands and I’m proud of how they coped with the changes we took on.
The finished job looks great though and it now feels very much like the best of grade A office space in Liverpool.”