The objectives

Area were employed to undertake the Cat A fit-out of ground and first floors, including main entrance and reception areas. Programming was coordinated to allow work to be carried out without interrupting incumbent tenants. The client’s brief required the creation of a reception space adequate for a multi-tenanted business.

Our solution

This project required the replacement of perimeter ground floor shopfront, installation of exposed mechanical and electrical services and new fan coil units to include condensers onto new roof plant area with acoustic screens.

Southwark, London
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Key challenges

Key to ensuring this project was delivered successfully was minimising disruption whilst working in an occupied building; carrying out works in a live reception area, conversion of retail space to workable office area, coordination of high level mechanical and electrical services, ensuring the look and feel of the space was competitive to neighbouring properties. Liaising with local authority planning officers was key in regards to the planning application for external mechanical condensers and new external building signage.

Technical aspects

Technical aspects which required meticulous planning and coordination included the restricted access of site due to proximity to rail line, installation of new AC Plant to roof area via crane, installation of new glazing maintaining site and building security, exposed mechanical and electrical services to all office areas, roof mounted condensers behind acoustic screens. It was imperative during this project to ensure services installed were considered for future tenants and the establishment of a building fire strategy.

"The exposed service required a high level of coordination and high quality finish, which Area successfully demonstrated."

Mark Thompson, Director






Sycamore House

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