A Design and Build by Saracen completely stripping and refitted 10,000 square metres of commercial space in Reading for the risk and asset management software and services provider, including mechanical and electrical services.
Audatex had considered retaining the suspended ceilings throughout but was encouraged by the designs, including feature bulkheads over the tea point and break out areas, which emphasised a change in the use of space and broke up the monotony of a single suspended ceiling running throughout.
Meeting booths were included to allow people the opportunity to take themselves away from their desks and seek out a quiet space, when required.
The refurbishment was undertaken in phased stages to ensure the 112-strong Audatex team was able to continue to operate with a ‘business as usual’ approach for its customers.
Each phase covered approximately four to five weeks. The project embraced a number of green initiatives including the installation of LED lighting and a new air-conditioning system throughout, for a cleaner, more energy efficient working environment.
The project duration was 12 weeks.