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Refurbishment of existing warehouse into open plan office space for J.P Boden & Co

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The Challenge

Building on their brand success, J.P Boden & Co wanted to expand its London head office to accommodate business growth and more agile working. 

The original space was dated, dark, and did not reflect Boden's brand as a leading clothing design company.

The challenge was to create a connection from Boden House in Acton - the main office - into a newly refurbished warehouse/hangar space to the rear, creating one large single building. 

The concept was to bring the two buildings together to create office space with an industrial, open-plan, look and feel, that improved circulation routes throughout the building.

The Solution

Cushman & Wakefield Project & Development Services team carried out Project Management, Contract Admin and Cost Consultancy Services for the project, procured under a traditional single stage contract. The team facilitated an intense value engineering period to identify savings of £1.5m without impacting on JP Boden & Co's design intent. 

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Works involved the complete refurbishment of the hangar space that was previously used for storage. This space was completely stripped out, a fully insulated cladding system including new windows was installed, along with an insulated roof deck for car parking, incorporating new skylights and all new services and plant. 

The interior works comprised the installation of new mezzanine levels, an amphitheatre for town hall meetings, Crittall style windows/glazed partitioning to meeting rooms, a new canteen and open plan work space with bespoke review rooms and a unique storage solution for Boden clothes and samples.

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The Results

The construction phase of the hangar started in March 2017 and was completed in December 2017. 

Phase two of the project (completed in April 2018) incorporated new window glazing, a façade upgrade, new signage and strip out and refurbishment of office floors with new services and new plant.  

Boden House was then connected to the hangar creating a single open plan, light and airy and easy to move around space, to form a totally new inspiring building for Boden employees to work in.

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