"Careful planning and project management by PBC ensured that, despite the time zones and the different specifications required in the UK, this project ran very smoothly. Many thanks to everyone involved." Kemo Crawford, Senior Project Manager, Charles Schwab & Co Inc
The PBC Project Management team was appointed to manage the fit out of a new London office for leading international brokering, banking and financial adviser Charles Schwab, U.K., Ltd.
As the entire project was directed by a team in the Charles Schwab office in New York, different time zones had to be taken into consideration when scheduling meetings and working hours. With UK build specifications also differing from those of the US, the PBC team had to ensure the fit-out met UK planning and building regulation requirements. PBC recommended a turnkey design and build procurement route to meet the 18-week deadline. This included installing new heating and cooling systems, a new passenger lift, decoration, joinery, flooring, illuminated signage and glazed partitions and doors for the offices. All wcs were completely refurbished, a new disabled toilet was added and the new reception area was fitted with a bespoke reception desk.
Despite significant challenges, and the tight deadlines, the London office of Charles Schwab is now open for business.