Project management in the commercial sector: an office refurbishment project for Carbon Clear


Effective project management meant the office refurbishment went smoothly. Here are some visitors to the building enjoying the newly decorated space.


Total office refurbishment.

Our client, Carbon Clear, wanted a complete refurbishment of their office space. Planned improvements included the creation of new meeting rooms and breakout space, refurbishment of the toilets and kitchenette and a cosmetic upgrade to their office area (carpets, decorations, etc).


Contract administration.

Iconic Project Management was appointed as the contract administrator. Our job was to make sure that the contractor discharged their duties, undertaking the project in accordance with the contract and programme.


Project management to minimise disruption.

The Carbon Clear team chose to vacate their office while the work was ongoing, allowing for an accelerated programme and minimising disruption to their business activities. At the same time that the refurbishment was happening, the landlord was carrying out an upgrade to the M&E systems. Our project manager had to coordinate our works to ensure we didn’t conflict with those of the landlord.


By careful coordination and cooperation, we were able to avoid conflict on this potentially frustrating project. This meant we were able to deliver on time, on budget, and to our client’s satisfaction.


Plan your own office refurbishment project.

If your own office is in need of refurbishment, we have put together a handy guide, including a downloadable checklist, to get you started. Click here to read it.


Author

Elizabeth Hewitt.

Lizzie is CEO at Iconic Project Management, taking care of the running of the business so that the project managers can get on with the important job of managing projects. Check her out on LinkedIn or say hi on Twitter @captainlizzo.

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