Project Description

Every day GKN’s 7,400 people at 28 manufacturing locations around the world combine advanced powder metals with innovative production technologies to create unique metal products – smart, reliable and precise.

It was our great pleasure that GKN Powder Metallurgy selected us, Prime Solutions (UK) Ltd, to fit out their new UK office headquarters building, located south of Birmingham.

The project brief was to retain and enhance an existing two-story office unit in an established business park, to provide modern office facilities with additional meeting rooms, break out area, and new office furniture. The building, which was built and last fitted out so that it replicated what it looked like in 2008, needed completely modernising.

The services needed to be greatly enhanced. Additional small power was added via new skirting trunking; and floor boxes that had to be cut into the existing first-floor concrete slab. A completely new server room was created, providing 46 new data points which needed 926 linear meters of new Cat 6 data cabling.

Independent air conditioning systems were added to the server room and to one of the meeting rooms on the first floor.

A new security system and door entry system was installed; together with upgrading the existing fire alarm installation; and the existing lighting was reconfigured to take account of the new office layout. The heating system was enhanced by providing electrical panel heaters in several locations.

A graphic vinyl corporate sign was designed and installed to the external glass frontage of the building and an illuminated dimmable corporate sign was created in the ground floor meeting room.

The carpet tiles were changed for a more modern colour; the walls were redecorated; the tea point was stripped out and replaced with a modern staff kitchen break out area.

Meeting rooms were introduced into the space via frameless glazing systems. A single glazed meeting room was provided on the ground floor with two additional meeting rooms and a board room located on the first floor in a double glazed frameless glass system. All the doors were full height glass.

New workstations were installed, mainly in a bench system configuration. Eleven of these desks were electrically powered sit/ stand desks. Meeting Room and Board Room furniture were also provided. Televisions, glass whiteboards and pictures were installed throughout.

Project Details

Client GKN Powder Metallurgy
Location Sambourne, Redditch
Completed 8 Weeks