GRP - Projects | The Workspace Consultants

Project Details


  • Design
  • Workspace Consultancy
  • Project Management
  • Furniture
  • Client
  • Date
    April 2021
  • Info
    14,950 sq ft

Global Risk & Partners employed us to project manage their impending expansion and refurbishment of Mark Lane in London and it soon became apparent that we needed first to confirm the planning model for the project.

They had previously started to investigate whether they could implement agile working within the City, and the Covid 19 pandemic crystallised the business's appetite to confirm this as a serious proposition. At the height of the pandemic, we workshopped senior management, interviewed department heads and e-surveyed staff, and subsequently confirmed that it was indeed possible to significantly reduce the amount of space for their London HQ.

Once this was confirmed, we designed the concept and developed the scheme to RIBA Stage 3, budgeted and tendered the agreed design and project managed its implementation through to completion. The construction design was completed by the successful D&B contractor (Oktra) and we created a sympathetic, detailed specification and budget for a furniture tender. Once Oktra had been engaged they were tasked to propose a value-engineered version of the design which is the scheme that was implemented.

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Following an extensive search through a tendering process, The Workspace Consultants was awarded the contract to assist Global Risk Partners through each stage of the project from inception to sign off. The project was completed in April 2021 and despite the landlord’s sprinkler system becoming faulty and flooding the demise, the ethics and workstreams by Workspace kept all parties focused on the need to complete the project on time and in readiness for staff returning to work. The project has been a complete success with staff wellbeing placed at the very top of the priority list and with acknowledgements from staff, directors, stakeholders, and shareholders alike. The significant savings previously recognized have been realized in the P+L. The project would not have been successful without the support, guidance and disciplined ethics of The Workspace Consultants.

David Collis - GRP Group Property and Facilities Manager

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