We tendered and won the first phase (Unit 15) which included the internal fit out of an existing building at Galabank Business Park for KKI’s UK headquarters. Works on site consisted of new M&E installations, new ceilings and partitions, raised access flooring installations, carpet floor coverings, full refurbishment of the existing toilet facilities, formation of a new reception area and decoration throughout. Many areas had to remain live and fully operational during the works so measures were implemented to ensure the Client’s business operations were not negatively impacted.
Due to TJL’s pro-active approach and ‘can do’ attitude in achieving the programme, quality and commercial targets on the initial project, the Client decided to negotiate the second phase of works rather than going to the market. The second phase (Unit 16) was a Cat A office expansion. The fit out and alteration works were to be carried out on each floor with phased area handovers to suit operational needs - and then keeping those parts of the building connected to the existing and operational at all times.
The working relationship now established between ourselves and Kyowa Kirin stakeholders continues to be extremely successful to the point that we negotiated the fit out of another Cat A office facility for them in Marlow, just outside London, which was completed in April 2019 to a value of around £1.7m.
Client: Kyowa Kirin International Plc
Principal Designer: Cubit Design Ltd