Great West House, Brentford, London

Client

CLS Holdings plc

Property

Great West House, Brentford, London

Role

Project Management and Contract Administration

Contract Value

Undisclosed

Time Scale

20 weeks

For over 50 years, Great West House in Brentford has been a landmark for those heading along the M4 motorway towards London.  Built in 1963, and sitting in 3.2 acres of land, it is a clear sign that you are just 15 minutes from the centre of the Capital.

THE BRIEF
PBC was appointed to carry out Project Management and Contract Administration services for the refurbishment of internal and external common areas by CLS Holdings plc.  The refurbishment had to be undertaken whilst the building was still in use by tenants who were still operating from the building, so minimising the impact of work was vital.

THE CHALLENGES
PBC Project Managed the refurbishment of the building’s two reception areas, ground floor entrances, restaurant, toilets and common parts, as well as improvements to an external terrace adjoining the restaurant for the building’s occupants and visitors to dine ‘al fresco’.  During this process, Spacelab Architects used pioneering virtual reality software to present finished scheme options to the client.  PBC also helped to select and appoint the best project teams to deliver this exciting refurbishment, which involved careful planning and management to ensure the minimum disturbance and inconvenience to the many occupiers of this iconic, 150,000 sq.ft. office building.

PBC is delighted to report that the project is now finished on time, on budget and to a very high standard.