Patron Capital Partners




Patron Capital is a large asset management company, who are experienced successful investors in property, property companies and financial institutions

 Project Details: The client in 2009 acquired 6,000sq ft of office space at 24 Hanover Square in central London. 

They then appointed 24 Business Environments to fully design and move them into their new offices.

 The Challenge

The Patron Capital project at Hanover Square was to be fast track and 24’s experience was required as:

  •  Patron Capital needed 24 to fully design and move them into their new offices within 13 weeks from instruction and this moving in date was set in stone.
  •  New offices to be on the 4th floor were of a mixed office and residential block in Hanover Square with limited access
  •  Turn key design and build including: liaising with the Landlords surveyor and agreeing the lease condition survey, building control approval and acting as CDM coordinator
  •  Complex works with a short build schedule

 The Design

24 initially carried out a measured survey of the proposed new floor to produce an accurate base build CAD drawing to allow the start of the design process. After this a CAD technician was based at Patrons offices for 3 days to work with key members of staff and management to draw and agree the new office and furniture layout.

During this period one of 24’s Senior Surveyors worked with Colliers CRM (the Landlords surveyors ) to agree the existing condition survey and photographic evidence for inclusion in the lease agreement.

Once the space planning drawing was completed the site was fully surveyed and 24’s planning surveyor wrote a detailed technical specification of the works required and instructed on the design development ready for construction. He also produced a detailed works showing how 24 would implement and complete the works on time. The whole package was costed on an item by item basis and this fully detailed cost plan was submitted to Patron for their approval before mobilisation.

Unfortunately during this period asbestos was found within the ceiling void and encapsulation works needed to be included with both the limited build budget and time constraints.

Whilst the surveyor was working on the technical detail 24’s qualified Health & Safety Manager worked with Patron and the design team to ensure that Patron complied with the Clients requirements under CDM 2007. He then developed a pre-construction health and construction phase health & safety plan ready for implementation on site.

During this period asbestos was found within the ceiling void and encapsulation works needed to specified and included within the limited build budget, project plan and site health & safety plan.

This section of the project was completed in 3 weeks.

 The Build

24 committed one of their most experienced site agents to this project who had 15 years experience in office refurbishment. Having a site supervisor of this calibre every day on the project was undoubtedly a major contribution to 24’s success in completing on time and within budget.

The project commenced with setting up of the sites health & safety and welfare facilities. Protection was fitted to one of the small passenger lifts and some areas of the common parts. Contact was made with the other tenants in the building and a path for liaison was established.

 The works then commenced in earnest:

 Services were isolated as appropriate

  •  The floor was then fully stripped out with all waste sent to a local transfer station for sorting and recycling where possible
  •  1st fix electrical & plumbing services were installed
  •  Partitions and ceilings constructed
  •  Floor boxes, power and data fitted
  •  Kitchen installed
  •  Shower and toilet areas completed
  •  Lighting and other electrical services installed
  •  Decorations carried out
  •  Floor finishes fitted
  •  Clean ready for occupation

The whole build was completed in the 10 week programme with minimal disruption to the other tenants.

The Move

24’s dedicated move management team had been working with Patron Capital in the background during the construction phase to plan the move of Patron’s staff and IT requirements in one phase over a weekend. 24’s Senior Move Manager worked with Patron’s facilities & IT departments to:

  •  Identify all components of the move
  •  Produce ID drawings for approval
  •  Produce the move management plan
  •  Provide crating and labelling
  •  Pack all of Patrons requirements over the Friday night
  •  Fully move and relocate all components on the Saturday
  •  Place and wire all Patrons IT on the Sunday

 This high profile and successful project encompassed all the comprehensive disciplines and services offered by 24 Business Environments to it’s many satisfied customers either as a whole or in part .

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