Hydro Arena and Exhibition Centre - Glasgow
Following nearly 3 years of design works through our Consultancy division, £2 million plus works our Construction division and £2 million plus works through our supply and Project Management division we can safely say we have now completed our first major project that has really tested each of our divisions and more importantly their ability to work together.
Our brief in support of our client Levy Restaurant was to develop a set of designs covering the complete support package for the catering operation from Staff check-in including changing rooms and rest rooms, through goods-in including bulk storage chilled rooms, cash office on to the production kitchen, concourse concessions, bars and box kitchen.
In addition a full design strategy for cellars, cooling plant, Gas CO2 and nitrogen delivery, draft dispense system and the soft drinks system was provided.
As the fit out contract was being undertaken as a shell and core package the design process also had to incorporate the full mechanical and electrical design requirements for the catering areas including electrical services, ventilation, water and drainage. A full fit out design package for internal walls, wall finishes, ceilings and floor finishes.
Following completion of the design process we then secured all the required specialist sub contractors for the mechanical, electrical and building works packages through our Construction division. We sourced and purchased all of the catering equipment and carried out the installation.
Our Project Management division along with the Construction division management provided a full on site co-ordination and supervision package for the duration of the fit out, catering installation, commissioning and staff training.
A senior Project Manager remained on site for a further 6 weeks after opening to provide ongoing support.
Our ability to provide a complete package was a key factor in allowing us to support our client, SECC Management, the Main Contractor and various other specialists in bringing this project in on time and contributing to the success story it has become.