After successfully completing Pall Europe’s office fit-out, Brymor was awarded the second phase of the works to the Research & Development building.
Completion of this £6.5m project was handed over in April 2013 and consisted of the internal fit-out of the warehouse building and service alterations to create laboratories and research facilities. The works also include upgrades to the site infrastructure and external works.
The same dedicated team that carried out the excellent work on the office fit-out was used on this project to make the transition from phase 1 to 2 easier for the client as a strong relationship had been formed.
John Ogburn, Facilities Manager of Pall Europe said:
“It was great to have the whole team involved at an early stage – it was really useful and generated a great team spirit from the outset.”
Some of the high-tech works comprised:
- High level service installation
- Specialist extract systems
- Clean rooms
(complies to BS5295, ISO standard, pharmaceutical clean room classification
|Project: Fullers Tank Installation – Chiswick
Brymor have been fortunate enough to be working alongside Fullers Brewery on numerous projects and therefore jumped at the chance to be involved in the installation of the new tank farm at its brewery in Chiswick, London.
This unusual and challenging project involved the installation of 12 new tanks each having the capacity to hold 65,000 to 68,000 pints of beer. The scheme was carried out in two stages. Stage one involved the installation of the steelworks up to the mezzanine floor and the installation of the basement tanks. Stage two then incorporated the construction of the steelworks up to the roof and the installation of the top tanks. To conclude the works we also constructed the roof and carried out the external cladding together with blockwork and face brickwork from floor level up to 5m.
There were many challenges that our project team faced throughout the scheme due to the works being carried out in the middle of a fully operational brewery, in London. The logistics of the works, and its deliveries, were always high on the agenda to ensure there was minimal disruption to the Brewery’s everyday operations. Teamwork was the key, to the success of this scheme. Brymor became a part of Fullers Brewery and incorporated themselves in to their systems of work where possible. Brymor aimed to remain flexible to all requests and the needs of the brewery at all times.
This project was completed in 28 weeks and valued £1.3 Million.
|PROJECT: Pall Europe, New UK Offices
Brymor are extremely pleased to have completed a £3.3 Million contract to create Pall Europe’s new UK offices. This fast-track commerical scheme started on 24th October 2011 and involved the complete fit-out of the existing 6 storey No 5. Harbourgate building in Portsmouth.
The works included:
- New glazed walls
- Solid partitions
- Doors and Ironmongery
- Heating systems
- Cooling systems
- Redecoration throughout
- Passenger lift servicing
- New external signs on 5th floor accessed via a cradle
- Upgrades of transpormers and substation
- Installation of a new data centre (room within room)
- New lighting
- Installation of new furniture throughout to accommodate 500+ people
This project was due for completion in April 2012 however we managed to finish earlier than scheduled, handing over in March 2012. Brymor are pleased to have also been awarded the second phase of works, a new Technical Centre of Excellence.
|PROJECT: Ashbrook Court, Coventry
Brymor’s commercial team have just completed a fast track fit-out project for a prestigious blue-chip client at Ashbrook Court in Coventry, valuing £1.9 Million.
The project came as a result of the client needing to relocate from their existing premises by mid March 2012 and only leaving approximately 16 weeks to complete the works and move 300 staff into the new building.
The project involved the complete fit-out of a three storey office block in just 12 weeks. There are many aspects to the works including new partitions throughout, communication rooms, kitchens, a canteen and meeting rooms. In addition to these works major alterations to data, air conditioning and electrics were carried out as well as a new security system (swipe cards) and turnstiles being installed.
Design meetings were held every week to track the constant changes and alterations to layout of the building.
Numerous members of Brymors site team were based on site and stayed in welfare units including Brymor Project Manager Tom Drew meaning we were able to extend our hours of working and enable easy access to the site for all involved. At one point in the contract our site team were working 12 hour days, 7 days a week to ensure we fulfilled our customer’s requirements and expectations.
This exciting project was completed on time ready for staff to move in. Furniture was delivered after 13 weeks and the last of the employees moved in on the 3rd March 2012. Just 15 weeks after project commencement.
|PROJECT: Fuller’s Brewery, Horndean
New Distribution Depot, Fullers Brewery, Horndean
This new-build project involved the construction of a new Fullers Distribution Centre, office space and yard area.
The scope of works included mechanical and electrical fit-out, provision for new mezzanine floor area, state of the art cold store and new docking bays for lorries. The project also included the fencing all around the perimeter, automated gates and landscaping.
PROJECT: Phoenix, Guildford
Refurbishment to Ericsson Offices, Guildford
This project consisted of the fast-track refurbishment of an office block, built circa 1990. The building comprised of a three storey office with a total of approximately 10.500m2 net internal areas.
The works encompassed:
- Increased occupancy level in the open plan office from 287 to 306 people
- New kitchenette introduction
- Replacement of the 24hr support room with three new meeting rooms
- Demolition of two meeting rooms west of the atrium
- Decreasing occupancy level in open plan offices from 301 to 268
- New Kitchenette introduction
- Change of three rooms into two rooms – North East Corner
- Demolition of existing meeting room – North East Corner
- Demolition of three rooms – South West Corner
The building remained occupied throughout the refurbishment works; however the areas that were being refurbished were vacant. It was also the objective of the project to retain existing mechanical and electrical services where possible and appropriate, and as such, much of the main plant and equipment remained in situ and continued in service.
PROJECT: South Coast Relocation Project - Walton's Road
Fast-Track Refurbishment to Warehouse and Office Space
This £7 Million fast-track project involved the complete refurbishment of a 10,000m2 of office and warehouse space to offer a full range of facilities including; office space, conference facilities, warehouse, restaurant and toilet facilities for SSE and their subsidiary companies.
The fast-track refurbishment project also encompassed the complete refurbishment of new mechanical and electrical services, IT Systems, new windows, carpets, ceilings and toilet systems together with all finishes.
PROJECT: South Coast Relocation Project - Martin's Road
New Operations Centre
This project encompassed the, design and build, of a new operations centre on behalf of SSE and also encompassed the management of IT works. The site was located within an active car park for one of the existing centres.
The building consisted of a steel frame and a mixture of cladding, screens and brickwork. By the end of the scheme a pump house had been added, generator bases had been resized and RC waterproof ducts had been reconfigured. Due to planning implications the cladding had to be changed but this was successfully overcome with teamwork and good communication also resulting in the prolongation of the construction period being reduced from 12 weeks to just 5.
Brymor then carried out the fit-out element of the project which included attack walls, partitioning, suspended ceilings, secure room, bomb blast windows, raised access flooring, fire stopping and intumescent coating, security doors and caging. Data, power and ventilation installation was also carried out alongside the client’s team.
The overall project valued £3.5 Million (Construction) and £6 Million (IT Infrastructure) and was completed within the contract and to the agreed duration with zero claims or disputes arising.
|PROJECT: Southampton Science Park
|New Build Offices in Research And Development Park, Chilworth
The scheme for a new
Research and Development Park comprised of a steel frame with metal deck floors capped with power floated re-enforced
concrete. The external cladding to the lower level is traditional brickwork complemented by an integrated
Luxlon cladding and glazing system. The roof is a standing seam, euro clad solution which was prefabricated on site to reduce the environmental impact of transportation and maximise efficiency.
This £2.6 million contract was completed on behalf of Southampton University.
|PROJECT: ITV Meridian Studio, Whiteley
Fast-Track Fit Out of New Office Block to Provide Television Studios & Offices
Brymor made possible ITV Meridians’ relocation from studios in Southampton to a new, high specification facility in Whitley.
With a date set for the first live broadcast, Brymor had a strict 24 week programme in which to complete the fit-out; using state of the art technology to produce the UK’s most advanced television studio. The new studio was complemented by the provision of modern, private and open-plan office suites, all with extensive soundproofing and fire protection services.
The technical complexity of the project demanded weekly progress meetings and its success can largely be attributed to the excellent relationship formed between Brymor, Watts and Partners, Graham Powell Consultants Interact, Sandy Brown Associates and ITV Meridian.
This £1.5 million scheme won a CIOB Bronze Award in 2005 at the Construction Manager of the Year Awards.
|PROJECT: Pyramid Park, Hampshire
South Coast Relocation Project
Brymor has had an active role in the South Coast Relocation Project in Hampshire and after the
successful completion of Penner Road, Brymor moved on to complete further works at Pyramid Park.
Brymor have undertaken the complete fit-out of an existing industrial unit to create a new data centre. The works comprised of the installation of a high level 940m2 euro-gridfloor, attack walls for a
pressurised system together with an 883m2 Kingspan access floor.
In addition to the fit-out works, Brymor also constructed a new warehouse, renewed existing cladding
and roof panels, completed steel alterations and associated landscaping.
This £2.2 Million project was constructed and carried out within a very restricted site and throughout the scheme Brymor worked in partnership with the client to ensure the project team,
subcontractors, suppliers and operatives worked to strict health and safety procedures.
|PROJECT: Refurbishment to Biffa Offices
The existing Biffa offices were old, out-dated and uneconomical to run and the heating and ventilation systems, windows, carpets and ceilings portrayed a negative image for the company. As part of the tenancy agreement and negotiations on the rent, it was agreed that refurbishment should take place in the offices and toilets.
The works were partly funded by SEGRO (Slough Estates) and partly by Biffa in the hope that the refurbishment would give tenants a modern working environment and corporate image. As the tenants didn’t have another building to move into during the work, the building had to be refurbished in four phases to allow a smooth transaction of staff from one area to another.
Brymor's contractors worked in partnership with our list of approved sub contractors to provide a competitive tender, worth £1,100,000, which was successful. Brymor coordinated and programmed the works to ensure a smooth running of the contract which allowed the facilities department to arrange the removals and relocation of staff with minimal disruption. This also ensured the programme didn’t slip therefore avoiding abortive costs for our client.
Brymor also supported the client by offering cost advice on additional items, which the client requested in addition to the main scope of works.
|PROJECT: Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
New Build of Units 3 & 4 Benham Campus
Off the back of the successful completion of Phase 1 at The University of Southampton Science Park, Brymor picked up the New Build of Units 3 & 4, Benham Campus worth £4.6 Million.
This development consisted of the new build of two office blocks. Both buildings had a steel frame construction with composite metal deck flooring, power floated to finish and concrete stairs. The wall construction was brick and block with curtain walling sections to provide large areas of glazing, which provided maximum light throughout the building. The top facade was constructed of metal panels to match the colouring of the roof, and the roof was constructed of Kingspan metal roofing panels.
Internally the building was dry lined and plastered with all offices having suspended ceilings with lights fitted within the ceiling grids. Floor coverings were either vinyl or carpets, ash doors with stainless steel ironmongery and the main entrance of unit four featured ceramic tiling.
This particular project was an exciting project for Brymor to secure however challenging, with tight deadlines and budgets to sustain. With environmental impacts now playing a huge role within the construction industry many environmental innovations were introduced such as; energy saving devices throughout the building to allow efficient running of the lighting systems and light sensors, and the construction of a swale to allow the overflow from the soak away to also percolate back into the ground to reduce waste.