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Area, the workplace fit-out specialists within the Fourfront Group, has begun work on the £1.6m refurbishment of 1 Dorset Street, Southampton on behalf of RO Real Estate.  

The team will deliver a full Cat A refurbishment to the vacant floors & common areas, a new entrance as well as provision of a new shower block, cycle facilities and remodelling of the surrounding landscaping & car park.

Working with RO Real Estate, Area has created a contemporary environment, repositioning 1 Dorset Street as a sought-after commercial destination close to Southampton city centre. RO Real Estate are keen to introduce sustainability and WELL building standards across their portfolio and so this was a key aspect of the design solution. The finished project will feature an improved EPC rating and Fitwell two-star rating.

Les Fisk, Area’s project lead said:

“It has been a pleasure working with RO Real Estate to develop this project and a great opportunity for Area to demonstrate our turnkey approach to Cat A refurbishment accommodating sustainability and WELL building standards, resulting in the team delivering a landmark building for the Southampton market.”  

Mark Casey, Projects Director, RO Real Estate added:

“We are delighted to be working with Area in Southampton to undertake a comprehensive internal and external refurbishment at One Dorset Street. The works will breathe new life into the building offering a strong re-branding and greater presence, first class amenities and collaborative working space, improved tenant facilities and internal environment with an emphasis on health and wellbeing. In recognition of this focus and improvement, One Dorset Street is set to become the first accredited Fitwel building in Hampshire, and one of only a handful of buildings outside of central London to meet such standards.”

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