TKR Rises to the Challenge in Liverpool

The Client

A leading name in the property world, Bruntwood owns more than 80 commercial properties in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham. The company takes a service-led approach to answering the needs of its 800 customers and superior management and presentation of its buildings are central to its proposition.

The Challenge

Already one of the biggest names in property in Manchester, Bruntwood was rapidly establishing a strong presence in Liverpool when the company bought 100 Old Hall Street, the city's biggest office building.

Named 'The Plaza', the building required refurbishment to bring it up to Bruntwood's demanding standards. The first two storeys to be refurbished were floors 11 and 12 with a combined floorplate of 54,000 sq ft, and both strip out and refit had to take place while the remainder of the building remained occupied.

In addition, plant feeding the upper storeys was located on floors 11 and 12 and the contractors had to retain this and work around it.

The Solution

The appointment of TKR presented the client with a turnkey solution for the fit-out project.

TKR commenced the project by creating the space required, stripping out existing walls, floor coverings, ceilings, air-conditioning systems, and existing power and lighting.

The strip out of the two floors created open plan spaces where raised access floors, suspended ceilings and new lobbies were installed.

To provide a comfortable working environment, TKR installed new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Security systems were also given a high priority with features including fire alarm and detection systems, CCTV and card access all forming part of the project.

The refurbishment included the in-house design and development of all the necessary electrical services, incorporating general LV power, lighting, emergency lighting, and a comprehensive audio visual system.

Through careful planning and management the project was completed on time, within budget and with minimal disturbance to the existing site.

Bruntwood Plaza
The Plaza is a showpiece building for Bruntwood in Liverpool and we have since made it our own headquarters in the city.
To reflect this, we needed to ensure that the fit out was of the highest quality, whilst maintaining the high levels of service our tenants expect from Bruntwood. TKR took a very professional approach to delivering the project within this challenging environment.

Mike Hicks, Bruntwood