Bennett Construction Ltd carried out refurbishment and fit-out works at the new Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) offices which are based on the ground and first floors of the existing Commerz Bank building in Guild Street, Dublin 1.
BCL constructed the original building for Commerz Bank in 1999, and through the good relationship established during this project with the key landlord personnel and through the demonstration of workmanship from other similar projects, Bennett were appointed the main contractor on this project.
BCL were appointed in July 09, but due to delays with issuing/progressing the ‘Commencement Notice’, works did not start in earnest until the end of August.
On the ground floor, all the services above ceiling and below raised access floors had to be stripped out and made redundant. All landlord services that were present were relocated to outside the new BNYM demise (i.e. this generally related to fire alarm, intruder I.O units and some comms cables).
Once the strip out was complete, BCL constructed all new stud wall and cellular glass partitions and M.F. bulkheads and S.A.S. ceilings to form the new layouts, which comprised of the following:
• Main reception / waiting area
• Lounge area
• Executive lounge with adjacent training facility
• 2 nr 6 person meeting rooms; 1 nr 8 person meeting room
• 1 nr 12 person meeting room ; 1 nr 20 person lounge
• 2 offices; 1 mailroom
• 35 nr workstations
• 1 nr hospitality kitchen ; 2 nr kitchenettes
The works included for all finishes, M&E fit-out, audio visual installations and all furniture/fixtures. Running in parallel with the fit-out works were the ‘refresh works’ which involved the installation of a new U.P.S. within the 1st floor comms room and associated ceiling mounted airconditioning units to cope with the increased heating loads.
All works were co-ordinated with the client via the weekly project meetings and any interface works with the landlord areas were agreed on beforehand and method statements were approved before a ‘works permit’ was issued.
On the first floor, similar works were involved, albeit, on a smaller footprint, but here BCL had to remove existing office partitions and furniture off site. There were some minor upgrade works to the floors and walls of the second floor kitchenette.
|Client:||Bank of New York Mellon|
|Surveyor:||Burke Hunter Adams|