Jeakins Weir was contracted to undertake the refurbishment of the council’s Guildhall offices existing One Stop Shop area under our empa framework. The One Stop Shop was refurbished to create a new reception and interview area, including a new ventilation system and full refurbishment of the Kitchen area.
The One Stop Shop had to remain in use throughout the refurbishment works, so we liaised closely with the Council staff to carefully phase our operations. We were involved at the design stage and the phasing of the works, together with the end use and budget, informed the design. This enabled us to ensure that the project was fit for purpose, within budget, completed within the financial year and also enabled the customers to continue to use the Council services throughout the project.
This work was completed successfully and the Council then asked us to carry out a £900k refurbishment of the remaining three floors of the Guildhall.