Value Added Services
The added extra services WorkBox can offer you go way beyond refurbishments or modern furniture. Our enhanced knowledge and skills of the industry and marketplace allow us to offer you the very best advice and solutions, helping you make an informed decision.
We are here to provide you with our help and expertise and let you concentrate on your primary business. Through our Value Added Services, we can provide you with a one stop directory of recommended professional service providers (contractors) of various trades such as security, cleaning, landscaping and pest control.
Our team have a vast knowledge of the industry – from space planning, fixings and furnishings to recycling furniture – and can apply it to your budget and timeframe requirements. Using the latest state of the art technology, our design experts can meet your expectations with a creative approach and deliver to your complete satisfaction with outstanding results.
By offering square footage prices per property type, this will allow you to quickly identify budget prices per location to assist in their decision whether to refurbish or not. Among the areas we can provide this for include:
• Ripping out of existing services
• Vinyl flooring
• LED lighting
• Roller shutter doors
• Stud partition walls
Our Experience and Satisfied Customers
Only recently, we were able to advise a client in a city centre building in Birmingham where we were already working on a project. The customer had first floor offices which had been refurbished by another company but had been vacant for some time. We were able to offer space plans and provided 3D images and colour/fabric options onto a mood board for display in the empty offices. This enabled prospective tenants viewing the offices to visualise how the space could look. Within a month of speaking to WorkBox, the space was let.
Another example of how we can support business with our Valued Added Services is our client property agents Bromwich Hardy. We used our expertise to help promote the space they were selling by providing detailed space plans and budget prices. This showed how the area could be used to potential buyers and enabled any interested parties to have the information at their fingertips.
Our team met with the client to fully understand their needs for the new property regarding space, number of people to accommodate as well as meeting rooms/offices, catering facilities, toilets and so forth. We came up with drawings and designs based on the client’s remit to show how the property could potentially work and look. We also assisted with services such as electrics, power, data, heating, fire alarms and put together budget costs to enable the client to make an informed decision regarding the property.
Tom Bromwich, a founding partner in the leading Warwickshire property firm, said:
WorkBox is a trusted, professional and reliable company with whom we work very closely. Their range of services match our business needs and are a valuable tool in enabling our clients to make informed decisions.”
“They have consistently helped us in showing our potential customers how a space can work for them and provided accurate costs associated with any internal changes that may be required. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.”
Another of our trusted customers is Schneider Electric. The French multinational corporation that specialises in electricity distribution, automation management and produces energy management installation components. The company, which an annual turnover of more than €26 billion and employs 160,000 people worldwide.
To date, WorkBox has completed over 20 major projects for the company. As part of our services offered to Schneider Electric, we were asked to survey their existing office and warehouse facility in Ashby de la Zouch in November 2016. Following the survey, our team submitted a strategy document highlighting the pros and cons of relocating to new premises or refurbishing their existing facility. The document included a cost breakdown of all works, detailing work within the existing building following a staged refurbishment programme involving multiple staff movement.
The process included producing a detailed drawing showing proposed layouts incorporating desks, kitchenettes, toilets, warehouse space and reception area. This strategy proposal was carried out for both the existing and proposed buildings. Following the submission of these documents and further discussions with the stakeholders and management team at Schneider Electric it was decided to remain in the existing premises and plan a future refurbishment of the building.
Last December, Schneider Electric also invited us to provide a high-level budget cost to evaluate the possible option to relocate from their current building in West Bromwich to a new one or remain in situ and carry out the necessary refurbishment and upgrade. The building was surveyed over two days by our internal team working to the client’s senior project management and FM representative’s design and specification. We produced a budget breakdown of all required elements ranging from ‘nice to have’ to operational necessity.
This included asbestos removal, electrical re-wire, canteen and breakout area refurbishments, creation of two new dock levellers and general office refurbishment. A plan of general office and warehouse/production was created showing all proposed works along with a detailed budget breakdown of all costs. We were also asked to review a potential refurbishment of a nearby facility to incorporate Schneider Electric’s existing building and all operations to assign relevant costs including relocation. This was carried out and submitted to the client for review and used as a comparison to decide on which option to take. In the end the client opted to stay at their existing premises and carry out an upgrade and refurbishment programme over the next two years.
Trevor Mitchell-Harris, senior real estate project manager at Schneider Electric, said:
“We are always pleased with the ideas Stuart and his team put forward and the solutions they offer to Schneider Electric. His team are highly professional, and they always deliver great results, we are pleased to use them time and time again and would highly recommend their services.”
Whatever your needs, WorkBox can help. We are happy to assist and provide solutions and weigh up the options to best suit your needs. We fit your space and can deliver something extra.