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AB1 Fitout

Transform Aberdeen

Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has become the first occupant of Aberdeen’s recently launched AB1 office complex. Previously known as Langlands House, the Huntly Street property was renamed after a major refurbishment and upgrade to create modern, open plan office space as a joint venture between Aberdeen Asset Management and Edinburgh-based developer Manse. OGA is a trade association that speaks for the whole Oil and Gas sector and is a definitive source of information about the UK upstream and is a gateway to industry networks and expertise. It required the fit out of the two wings on the second floor and boardroom to strongly reflect their core values. As a not-for-profit organisation, OGA is the trusted voice of the offshore industry, so its reputation as being fair, accountable, robust, considerate, influential and regulatory had to be reflected in the new offices along with promoting close team working and collaboration. Our role was to construct the architectural vision of this brief.

The fit out involved all of Transform’s multi-trade capability – joiner work, ceilings, electrical, data, floorcoverings, Modul8 glazed partitions and doors, air-conditioning, plumbing and decoration all supervised and managed by our in-house project management team. The solar shading of the building was carried out by Blind Solutions, our in-house blinds company, and the final move of the staff was co-ordinated and executed by Corporate Moves. We installed bespoke joinery to form unique curved timber slat walls, fully glazed partitions and doors to form collaboration spaces, high quality canteen units and fitments, feature wall decoration, IT infrastructure, air handling, architectural feature lighting, Bolon flooring to the reception and Autex acoustic coverings. The work on site was fast tracked to meet the tight timescale but a high standard of quality was maintained with there being virtually no snagging
on handover. The safety performance was also excellent with 119 operatives inducted and there being no accidents occurring during the 6565 man hours spent on site. The result is a striking and modern environment which encapsulates OGA’s values and provides a vibrant atmosphere for their staff.

Phil Donald, OGA Office Manager scored us 10/10 for engagement, products, service, management, delivery, environmental impact, safety, operational protocol and elimination of defects and will provide a reference for future projects.

Year completed: 2015
Scope of Services: Fit out, Glazed Partitions, Blinds
Total Building Costs: £639,507
Client: Oil and Gas Authority
Project Team: Transform, Modul8, Blind Solutions, iDEA Architects