Complete fit out including interior design, project management, partitioning and electrical.
City House, Bradford
Six week programme before Christmas 2016
Acoustic partitions and a bespoke reception desk were among the new additions for careers advice provider Aspire-igen.
The Bradford company asked WorkBox to construct the new partitions on all seven floors of the Chamber of Commerce building at City House. The project included decanting numerous metal studs for the partition structure and the 3m long plasterboards to line them with, on all seven floors, which took quite some time. Working with the client, our team designed a layout that worked best for each floor and when sub-divided, allowed the classrooms to seat the required amount of students.
Additional work included electrical adjustments to suit the new layout, requiring light switches to be moved and relocating power sockets to give a more streamlined appearance. Other elements included advising the client on heating for the new classrooms.
The piece de resistance for the project was a bespoke reception counter in the entrance on the ground floor. The new counter had to fit between two large columns, have a circular design and incorporate the company’s corporate colours with LED lighting. Our design team at WorkBox successfully created a few designs for approval by the client and the counter went into production.
Rob Darbyshire of WorkBox said: “This was a fantastic project to work on, adding to the detail and fabric of the existing building. Although, I wasn’t popular at first when I ran the project requirements past the team at WorkBox – the seven floors and the moving of all materials to the required locations and it all had to be completed before the Christmas holidays!”
Rob added: “However, once again the Workbox team pulled out all the stops and produced a completed project that, according to the client, ‘is fantastic!’”
Aspire-igen is a Yorkshire based independent career and training help and advice provider committed to changing lives for the better through learning and work. The company was set up 25 years ago and helps individuals, organisations and communities to achieve their ambitions by providing them with the tools, motivation and support needed.