Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) made the decision to combine four of their London offices into one office at the Minvera’s St Botolph building. The task required precise organisation and strict adherence to timelines in order to be successful.
Moving office can prove very stressful and challenging for many businesses. It requires effective and efficient measures as to not interrupt the core business during the process. In addition to this, there are many considerations to take into account, from the physical move to the office fit out at the new location. For JLT, the new location was the standard CAT-A fit out, meaning that CAT-B (Furniture and Fixtures) had to be procured for the new site location as well.
Capita provided both cost and project management services for JLT’s office relocation. We approached the circumstances associated with the project using a hybrid procurement strategy for the fit out works. Taking this approach we created additional benefits to the project programme. It not only protected the client’s budget but also reduced the tender period and allowed site work to take place nearly six weeks early. In terms of the fit out delivery, the project was broken into a number of sections such that 2 to 3 floors were grouped together.
Using this approach to tackle the client’s project challenges, we were able to successfully deliver the project from initial sign-off of space plan to occupation of the building in only 15 months.
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