On 22, Oct 2012 | In Public Authority Works | By cyan
Southend Civic Centre
- Project: Civic Centre Southend-on-Sea
- Client: Southend Borough Council
- Architect: Thomas Saunders Partnership
- Project Value: £1.8M
Southend Bourough Council’s commitment to providing value for money when serving it’s community has led to its desire to revamp parts of the 40-year-old civic centre building, including making the 13-storey tower block more eco-friendly and creating a new atrium-style public entrance to its customer care centre. Its plan was to refurbish the tower block where most people work on a floor by floor basis to fit in more staff and reduce the carbon footprint whilst allowing the staff to continue working unimpeded as much as possible.
Fireclad’s involvement with the project under the direction of one of the country’s leading contractors, Mace, was to complete a phased reconstruction of the drylining, partioning, ceilings and glazed screens to the upper floor office areas together with associated works to the ground and lower ground floors. Due to the continued occupancy by the council staff and the tough constraints imposed by the council themselves on the delivery of materials, working times and noise restrictions gave the logistics of completing the project an added challenge, but one that Fireclad was happy to meet.