With the country in the middle of the COVID 19 pandemic, this project, another industrial unit refurbishment, lent itself well to being worked on at the time. The large nature of this particular warehouse aided social distancing.
As with any warehouse refurbishment, we started the project by stripping out the unit. Due to the size of this warehouse and how it had been used previously, there was a lot of fixtures and fittings to remove. Ten large skips later and we were almost done! Our team removed the entire first floor office accommodation, including the kitchen and toilets, as well as windows, doors, walls, floors and the stairs! We also removed surplus office accommodation on the ground floor, before moving onto the main warehouse. Here, we removed the large mezzanine floor and stairs, trade counter, lobby, store and storage racks.
Once the strip out works had been completed, we moved onto the refurbishment part of the project. We started outside replacing roof lights before replacing cladding and gutters. We undertook repair works to the drive areas. Finally, we replaced external doors and installed a new roller shutter door.
In the main warehouse, we reinstated part of the mezzanine and installed a new set of stairs leading up to it. Our plumbing and electrical colleagues installed a new heating system and new electrics respectively. In the ground floor office area, we created an open plan office by carrying out steel works where two offices had been knocked through. We then fitted this out with new flooring and suspended ceilings. We installed a staff kitchen and decorated throughout the warehouse and office areas.
Having had a complete makeover, the warehouse is now almost unrecognisable!