19 Jun 2019
Multi-sector global professional services firm RPS has revitalised the headquarters of property developer St. Modwen following a full office refit.
RPS provided employer’s agent, quantity surveying, principal designer and health and safety advisory services for the fit-out of 13,500 sq ft of space over three floors at the company’s HQ at Park Point in Longbridge, Birmingham.
The programme of works was completed in three phases, and saw the removal of partitions to create a series of open plan workspaces and meeting rooms which have been augmented with smart glass, which is made out of electrochromic glass which can change its properties to be opaque or transparent by pressing a button.
A new air conditioning and ventilation system has been installed alongside a new kitchen area on the first floor, with all new furniture and fixtures added throughout, including the installation of bi-fold partition doors.
Matt Bevington, Director - Project Management & Cost Consultancy at RPS, said: “The fit out of St. Modwen’s headquarters at Park Point has helped provide the business with modern, open-plan spaces of an exceptional standard for the modern day, as well as the future.
“To carry out any refurbishment in an occupied building can be a challenge, particularly one of this scale, but we were determined to provide a service which enabled us to create an environment of high-quality, while sticking to a budget and causing minimal disruption to the client.
“We’ve got a talented team in place who have delivered an excellent result, and it’s great to see the office come to life.”
Rob Hudson, CFO, St.Modwen, said: “Our upgraded office space is already proving to be a great success. Our staff are enjoying their new surroundings, and the new layout is already encouraging more collaboration and group working, which was one of the key aims of the refit.
“We’re thrilled with the finished product, and look forward to welcoming guests and clients to our revamped and improved home.”
RPS’ Birmingham office is involved in a number of major projects in the region, including Moda Living’s 42-storey PRS development in Birmingham city centre and the creation of a new Dance Hub for the Birmingham Royal Ballet, as well as several infrastructure, industrial and commercial projects.
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