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Shell Gym/Fitness Centre Fit Out
Shell UK Ltd required to provide a gymnasium and fitness centre for their employees in order to maintain and promote healthy working lives. To service the new centre they needed a new male changing facility and an upgrade of the existing male and female changing room to form an enlarged ladies changing area. The available space for this project at their Altens Headquarters in Aberdeen was next to a Telecoms and UPS room, so there were technical challenges in enabling the main project to take place. As a result, phase 1 of the project was to replace the existing UPS system that fed the old main computer room and install a new close control A/C system and HV switch gear to the live computer room, and phase 2 was the construction and refurbishment works to create the new fitness facility.
Transform’s multi-trade capability was ideal for this project but equally importantly there was a high level of project management and co-ordination with Shell’s incumbent M&E contractor in order to deliver the project without disrupting the IT infrastructure crucial to Shell’s ongoing operations during the fit out works. Phase 1 was the most technically challenging aspect of the overall project, but was successfully completed with no unplanned outage or server downtime. After the successful completion of the enabling works, we commenced phase 2 as Principle Contractor with overall responsibility for project delivery to enable Shell UK to focus on its own operational activities while the works took place. Transform’s all trades team including plumbers, joiners, floor layers and decorators executed the tight construction programme and we fulfilled our role as Principle Contractor by managing all trades including M&E and closely sequencing the works to enable the new facility to open on time. Darren Gray of Shell UK Ltd said “The new fitness centre has been very well received by Shell staff and has been heavily used since its completion. Shell Real Estate were very happy with Transform as a main contractor for the project, especially as they were working in a live services environment, and their attention to detail was excellent.
Year completed: 2015
Scope of Services: Fit Out
Total Building Costs: £1,013,504
Client: Shell UK Ltd
Project Team: Transform