A fantastic project that has seen the transformation of One London Square into 55,000 square feet of Grade A office space is now almost complete.
The £5 million scheme has been designed and project managed by Triglyph Property Consultants and is being carried out by main contractor Overbury for IM Properties Plc.
Works have included the complete strip-out of all the previous fixtures and fittings, the installation of a new main M&E plant and the relocation of the circulation and WC cores in order to create a continuous office space around the central atrium. In addition, all of the glazing throughout the property has been replaced and a card access system installed to provide security for the tenants of the building.
Additional features include four pipe fan coil air conditioning, a fully accessible metal tiled suspended ceiling and three 12-person passenger lifts.
Landscaping proposals include the creation of a new walkway from the entrance to the site, whilst 132 car parking spaces have been provided externally and at basement level. Onsite cycling facilities will also encourage sustainable forms of transport.
Richard Wilson, Project Manager, said:
“The aim of this project was to create a top-end office space that could compete with the best of the properties available on the market in Guildford and the surrounding area. As a result of the strong design and high quality finish, I believe we have managed to achieve this.
“It was also important to create a building that was sustainable. We have reused the existing structure and recycled materials where possible and we now expect the development to achieve a result of BREEAM ‘Excellent’.
“The project is on track to meet the scheduled completion date of April 2012 and everyone is very pleased with the excellent progress that has been made. Indeed, not only have we managed to refurbish a building to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard – no small challenge in itself – but we have been able to achieve this within the project budget.”
One London Square is just a short walk from Guildford Town Centre and London Road railway station. Just fifteen miles south west of London, the town of Guildford celebrates easy access to the M25 and regular rail services to London Waterloo.
Guildford ranks within the top 40 CACI retail locations in the UK and according to statistics is the second most resistant region in the country to a recessionary economy. The town also celebrates an impressive range of retailers including HMV, Topshop and Jo Malone.
Overbury is dedicated to providing their customers with the best quality service. The company has specialist teams that carry out fit-out refurbishment projects in the office, retail, leisure, education and technology sectors.
Overbury delivers projects from a few thousand pounds to £100 million. Indeed, whilst the company loves the challenge of large projects, 88% of their work is currently under £1 million.