Office and Laboratory Fit-Out, Colworth Business Park

Project Management and Tenant Technical Advisor
Form of Contract:

Firmenich re-locating their existing offices from Loughborough to Colworth Park, Business Park, Bedfordshire comprising 10,000sqft of existing office accommodation spread over two floors.

Existing lab equipment was to be designed into new lab spaces on the ground floor with offices and meeting rooms on the first floor. Specialist areas and aspirational requirements included:

  • A flavours sensorium – a large flexible meeting and showing space for products.
  • A combination of community, collaborative and meeting spaces.
  • A connected, visible and collaborative workspace and labs, optimized daylight to create a fun, functional and fluid environment

Prior to our appointment the Client had entered into an agreement for lease (AFL) on the new premises and a sale of the existing offices. The AFL included a Turnkey design & build package managed by the Landlords Consultants. Tenant changes were proposed resulting in significant cost and programme issues.

As technical advisor we conducted a review of key documentation, quickly establishing and reporting key weaknesses, risks and a mitigation strategy.

We also assisted with decantation and move management from the existing premises, mitigating delays and penalty charges associated with the change.

We also successfully assisted the Client negotiating the final account with the Landlord, plus a post occupational review and lessons learnt exercise.