Glass Wharf PWC Bristol
Contract: 2 Glass Wharf
Client: Fuseland Electrical Services
Contract Value: £27,500.00
Description: Two floors of office space including a large staff break out area with panoramic views of the city.
The client required a workspace that was conducive to optimal staff collaboration and promoted a sense of belonging their employees by giving them a place to work which provided a fun and energizing atmosphere, with a contemporary break out area where team bonding could naturally take place.
On each office level there features a large open plan work area, which has inspiring views over the Bristol cityscape, with several meeting suites around the perimeter, which enjoy the same vista.
The contemporary break out area has a cool city loft bar type feel making the most of clever feature lighting that compliments the luxurious furnishing. An external terrace completes this ultimate in a workplace dining facility.
Trident encountered several logistical challenges during this build, namely delivering materials to the work face that was a problem due to the limited size of the lifts and the low staircase height. By working closely with Fuseland Electrical Services and the main contractor (Overbury’s) we were able to co-ordinate a mutually beneficial scheme that minimized time lost due to material distribution.
Within Trident’s remit was:
- The removal of the existing lighting scheme, with the luminaires stored safely for use later in the contract
- Installation of a new lighting control system with new lighting control modules throughout the office spaces
- Installation and wiring of new underfloor power track and associated supplies throughout the office spaces
- The complete removal of all staff breakout electrical services
- Installation of new containment, power, lighting and lighting control within the large break out area. This area contained many feature luminaires and required close liaising with the main contractor and architect to achieve this end
- Testing and certification
- Providing as fitted drawings
PwC aspired to create a workplace that promoted greater collaboration and that encouraged a shared sense of belonging amongst staff.
Their aim was also to provide a fun and energising workspace that everybody would be proud to work in. The new space includes an impressive new client lounge and meeting suites, all with a Bristol themed name including ‘Banksy’, ‘Wallace & Gromit’, ‘Brunel’ and ‘Rowling’. There is also an exceptional loft staff breakout and presentation area on the top floor that embraces the fabulous views across the historic buildings of Bristol from the external terrace alongside the River Avon.
The 30,000 Sq. Ft. fit out project was delivered over 17 weeks and involved the complete fit out of three floors as well as alterations to the base build to accommodate the new office layout and design. There were some logistical challenges due to the restricted lift size and stairway height which meant that all materials and equipment had to be lifted by crane onto the 6th floor, and then distributed to the relevant levels. This did result in improved co-ordination between the different onsite contractors who worked together to ensure maximum efficiency.
Overbury forged strong relationships with the PwC and their professional team including AECOM, BDP and TB&A that ensured the project went smoothly and was delivered successfully.