Advantica Technologies occupied 33,000m² of office and laboratory accommodation at their premises in Loughborough. Their requirements of a building rationalisation project involved the consolidation of Advantica operations into half the space with the remaining section being stripped back to a bare shell and core infrastructure services.
The brief called for Austin to provide a feasibility study leading to detail design information, procurement support with project management to carry out the work.
Austin was also required to provide onsite supervision to carry out detailed inspection of construction works and provide record drawings for the completed building works.
The project entailed constructing a new reception area with conference areas, meeting rooms, kitchen and cafeteria dedicated to serving the new Advantica sector of the facility. The existing process and chemical test rigs and laboratories were decommissioned and then relocated into the new Advantica sector to include all services and enclosures. The relocation process involved an in-depth survey of all services and planning for each test rig. The requirements were discussed in depth with the users from which the new layouts were developed.
Construction and handover were to be within the agreed timescales and budget.