Office Options was selected to project-manage and undertake a complete office refurbishment for global technical industrial services provider KAEFER Ltd.
The client required a major upgrade and spatial reconfiguration to their Jarrow, South Tyneside offices. The brief included the creation of a suite of executive offices for the management team which were light and airy, and which would also achieve a high level of acoustic privacy.
The project included demolition of existing large offices on the first floor and construction of new smaller individual and team workspaces utilising a 10mm and 12mm Double Glazed Frameless Glazing System with glazing to an acoustic rating of 46dB, ensuring maximum natural lighting and excellent sound-proofing. Doors were manufactured from 12mm glass to a 32dB specification.
A fire-break wall needed to be constructed across the area; to maintain a sense of openness through this a fully glazed framed door with a 30 minute fire rating was installed.
The project included new suspended ceilings with acoustic insulation, new flooring, decorating, lighting and electrical works, heating and plumbing upgrades and two coffee point fit-outs with boiling and chilled water on tap.
The new bright and airy office spaces make vastly more efficient use of the floor area, improves staff accommodation, and provides enhanced views of the river Tyne from the office windows.
Listen to Stephen Corden, Technical Director at KAEFER, express his satisfaction with the project in the video below:
“Fantastic job, it looks great, and I’m sure the staff will love it when they move in.”