Flying over Bizspace Ashford
Wednesday 10th November 2021
Here at Total Project Integration, we are delighted to share the walkthrough of our recently completed project BizSpace Ashford. Using high-tech drone recording, we have been able to capture the team’s work on this new build enterprise centre, for our long-standing client ‘BizSpace’. Appointed in 2017, our team acted as Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Employer’s Agent and Principal Designers on this project.
We oversaw the construction and fit-out of the 3-storey Enterprise Centre in the heart of Kent. Along with a vibrant interior design package, which was produced by an external company, the project also included associated external works, specifically a new access road to the building and associated landscaping. The terrain presented its own set of challenges with extremely poor ground conditions which complicated the excavation of the new access road. Excess water resulted in heavily saturated ground which prompted an extensive redesign of the road and overall car park. We ensured this was done efficiently and ran parallel with on-site works, together with a temporary trackway solution which aided works to continue.
Another issue of note that we overcame was a delay in the Utility connection. This involved extensive liaison from our team to obtain the utility and approvals for external utility connections. An easement process was also required for the approval of the gas connection. Managing this project through National Lockdown in March 2020 and implementing revised site Covid working operations was a new challenging task for everyone involved but was executed efficiently by the whole team.
Despite the challenges faced, this new Enterprise Centre has been completed and shall assist with SME’s ability to obtain short term tenancy agreements for flexible working space. This landmark office building shall be a huge advantage to the industry during this post-COVID, hybrid-working world. We are glad to celebrate another successful project to add to our framework with BizSpace and look forward to future projects together in the pipeline.