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About the project.

Industry: Accountancy
Size: 28,205 sq.ft

Following a comprehensive tender process, Powell was awarded the contract for the fit out of Fusion Point 2 offices in Wales. This was a large-scale CAT B fit out project in Cardiff City Centre. The contract included works to the ground floor and second floor of the three-storey building, with high occupancy levels of 180-220 staff per floor.

 

the brief.

Working in conjunction with the project team of Building Consultants TB+A and Architects Perkins and Wills, the fit-out design was to be contemporary and open, with better breakout and meeting facilities. The client required a fast turnaround and high-quality finish. The overall design scheme also needed to achieve BREEAM accreditation.

the works.

Powell delivered the following:

  • large open plan office space
  • meeting areas, conference facilities and cellular offices
  • bespoke tea point stations, canteen and break out area
  • new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • glass partitioning and glazing systems from Optima to achieve 42-45dB
  • integration of Squiggle Glass magnetic write-on wall
  • high quality acoustic fabric panels from Kvadrat
  • new flooring from Milliken and Quadrant
  • multi sensor lighting control
  • underfloor power through grommets
  • building management system (BMS) to control and monitor the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment
  • independent management of client direct services

 

the results.

By phasing the scope of the project and developing a strong programme, a high-quality finish has been achieved for Fusion Point 2 in Cardiff. The large open plan working area has been upgraded to reflect a modern environment for staff and is complemented by diverse meeting rooms and facilities, allowing for different ways of working.

Quote.

“We are delighted to have secured this project in Fusion Point 2. Cardiff has seen a surge in demand for Grade A office schemes, and it’s exciting to see how many companies are adapting workplace strategies to reflect and positively impact the changing way their teams work.”

Gareth Knight, Group Operations and Technical Director, Powell