Worksmart Contracts Ltd recently completed a full refurbishment and fit out of an industrial unit at Olympic Business Park, Dundonald on behalf of Alfred H Knight. AHK is a global research organisation for the metals, minerals and solid fuels industry. With over 140 years’ experience and bases in 40 countries all over the globe, we are delighted that we were given the opportunity to assist them in expanding their operations in the West of Scotland. The purpose of this new unit is for it to be utilised as a dedicated sample preparation facility to support the business’ fuels testing operations.
The works began in mid-2021, and included an enabling phase and partial demolition work, down takings and strip out of the unit before refurbishment works could begin. Following the initial remedial works, we then moved onto the fit-out of the unit which involved some considerable blockwork and supporting steelwork, breaking the area down into a number of individual spaces including office spaces and laboratories. A purpose-built mezzanine floor was also built to create a space for office staff to oversee operations on the factory floor. This was a significantly sized and valued project overall with a technical, mechanical and electrical aspect to it. We thoroughly enjoyed working in unison with the team at AH Knight.
Worksmart Contracts worked in collaboration with EMC Projects Ltd and PREAH Building Services Ltd to install various vital services including air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, insulation, controls and drainage. There was also an Air Handling System installed in a dedicated area at the rear of the property which involved some cranage work. It was great to be working with PREAH Building Services Ltd as well as EMC Projects Ltd once again.
Worksmart Contracts Ltd are pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with this global organisation who have such a considerable global impact. We are glad that we were able to play a part in enhancing the working environment for their employees in the West of Scotland. It was also a pleasure to work with AH Knight’s Contract Administrator Senior Project Manager, David Stevenson, from Axiom Project Services.
David said ‘’It was a pleasure working with Worksmart Contracts Ltd on this exciting project for our mutual client Alfred H Knight through a difficult time for the entire Construction Industry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Worksmart remained focussed and committed on delivering the project to client expectations while providing great value from early stages by offering up Value Engineering items for client team review.’’
Structural Engineer – Wardell Armstrong
Services Consultant – Hawthorn Boyle Ltd