Nicola Sturgeon opens Worksmart’s Brussels Scotland House Project

Nicola Sturgeon visited and opened an expanded and refurbished Scotland House in the heart of Brussels’ Schuman district looking over the European Parliament and official buildings. Scotland’s First Minister stated that the facility is there to help Scottish Businesses and increase Scotland’s presence across the EU. This will play a major part in representing Scotland across the whole of the EU.

Worksmart Contracts were there in person again to meet the First Minister and hear first-hand the First Minister congratulating the Scotland House Team. The First Minister stated that the newly refurbished and extended facility was excellent and a very impressive building with the design and quality of the highest level in line with the recent project at Scotland House London.

Worksmart are delighted to have provided the fit-out and refurbishment of both Scotland House Projects in London last year and now Brussels and are very proud of our involvement and input along with the Scottish Government Client Team, Mitie Facilities providing full solutions with c2:concepts Architects & Designers, Dave Kerr Associates Services Consultants and Graham & Sibbald Cost Consultants. Another great success in team work and delivery.

The Project was facilitated over two phases over eighteen weeks on site and delivered in advance of the hand over date on budget with quality and design in all aspects. Working in a live and secure site in Brussels took precise planning and management to mitigate and reduce issues and we are delighted to see our planning paid off.

Working with every trade involved in a current day fast track interior fit-out & refurbishment project we delivered what is an outstanding facility in the heart of Brussels all the way from Scotland.

Another very proud Moment for the Worksmart Team and one which we will all hold in high regard as one of those excellent projects which we pride ourselves on. Always a pleasure to hear direct from our Clients and indeed in person with the Scottish First Minister that the quality is there to be seen and that we worked hand in hand with the team from start to finish in Scotland and in Brussels.

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Worksmart Complete Refurbishment for Billy Bowie Special Projects

Billy Bowie Special Projects are a leading U.K. Company specialising in Haulage, Jetting, Skip Hire, Recycling, Composting, Vehicle Sales & Hire amongst other services. As an Ayrshire Company, with a well-known owner at the helm Mr Billy Bowie, it has been great to watch their significant growth in Scotland and throughout its U.K. Office and networks.

Billy Bowie Special Projects needed to extend their Ayrshire Office Facilities to provide additional Office Space within a purpose designed single storey highly efficient extension incorporating refurbishment works to the existing office facility. BBSP wanted to ensure  the quality and precision of the works and that the Project Build and Refurbishment were completed on time in a facility which was live 24/7 with office staff through the wall and scores of wagons rolling in and out of the yard morning, noon and night.

With Munro Architects in the Design seat, Grossart Associates in the Structural Engineer role and Armour Cost Consultants, we all worked seamlessly as the Clients Design team throughout the process, the team having had experience of working with BBSP on previous projects together.

Worksmart secured the Project through competitive tender and got to work straight away on a very demanding Programme. Immediately the Worksmart Team were welcomed by the Billy Bowie Special Project Team and it was essential that the Client, the Design Team and the Contractor all worked together for efficiency and the projects success.

With excavations, concrete founds and insulated rafts, steelwork, blockwork, timber kit, tender, sarnafill flat roof balcony with permanent decking and Glazed balcony, stainless steel handrails, to Kingspan roofing, aluminium window and door systems and a full interior Fit Out and existing office Refurbishment all the way down to bespoke reception desking, cabinetry and much more… all delivered safely within a very busy 10 week programme.


10 weeks after that first day we completed the works on time and on budget for the Client with snagging identified and completed.

We are delighted to have another happy client with minimal disruption to their 24/7 working and occupying their new facility and enjoying the efficiencies that it brings as another Worksmart Contracts #FitOutTop500

Our thanks to Billy Bowie and the Billy Bowie Special Projects Team with best wishes for their continued success. Visit the BBSP website to see how they can help you.

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