Case Study - Deloitte Cyberspace Intelligence Centre, Reading

Project data

  • Customer
  • Deloitte
  • Area
  • 1,500 sq ft
  • Procurement route
  • Negotiated
  • Form of contract
  • JCT Design & build 2011 with sectional completion
  • Programme duration
  • Five weeks
  • Completion date
  • November 2013
  • Project Manager
  • Deloitte
  • Architect
  • Deloitte

Overview

Following the successful Cat B fit out at Abbots House in 2012, Deloitte engaged our team once again to carry out the quick and efficient fit out of a satellite equipment room (SER) and a Cyber Intelligence Centre within their existing office space.
Our team worked with Deloitte to agree the scope and design elements of the project, leaving five weeks for the fit out to be completed.


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The Project

The ground floor layout was completely reconfigured to accommodate the new facility and included the construction of dry lining walls and glazed partitions. Alterations were also made to existing mechanical & electrical services which included the provision of SER cooling equipment and security, as well as working with IT contractors to ensure a smooth installation process.
By working with Deloitte’s staff and the tenants in occupation we were able to mitigate the impact of works.

This involved:

Overseeing the relocation of staff and meeting room space to other parts of the building to secure the area
Avoiding disruption to business operations and making the relocation process as stress-free as possible by creating swing space for staff to move into out-of-hours

Understanding the security requirements in place for Deloitte’s Cyber Intelligence team. Procuring items within the short time scale proved to be challenging. Alternative solutions were sought to ensure quick installation and the project’s programme was adjusted accordingly

By finding a new solution to the air conditioning configuration we were also able to make cost savings