Tarpey Woodfine were appointed to plan the relocation of the client’s existing production and distribution facilities into a recently completed shell building. The building was located at Aston Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Birmingham.
The brief called for a new canteen area, changing rooms and lockers, flexible research and development project rooms, and open plan office areas with flexible working options and enclosed meeting rooms. The storage and distribution facility including automated high bay racking and a separate office. The brief required the incorporation of multiple mechanical and electrical services. This included compressed air, data, pumped drainage, water, and a high-level busbar power distribution trunking system.
Tarpey Woodfine collaborated closely with the client to develop the designs within very tight timescales. This was due to expiring leases on other client buildings and to minimise any disruption in production. The team selected open book prime cost building contract. This enabled the design to move quickly and minimised the time spent on the tender process. The contract also enabled early involvement from the contractor and mechanical and electrical service engineers. Our team developed a multi-phased scheme and delivered it on time, and on budget.
“It was a pleasure to work with each member of [Tarpey Woodfine Architects] team and I look forward to doing so again, without hesitation.” Lee Tretheway, Operations Manager, Salt Healthcare.