One City Square Leeds

Major Cat A+ refurbishment of the 11 storey city centre project. Works were completed while Deloitte were in situ.

Client: One City Square Leeds

Location: Leeds

Project Size: 80,000 sq. ft.

Duration: 38 Weeks

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Through an open and collaborative 2-stage negotiated JCT D&B contract, Ardmac is currently delivering the high-end Cat A fit-out of the landmark building One City Square in Leeds for Apam and the Britannia fund. In line with Ardmac’s vision “to be the contractor of choice” this is the fourth project that Ardmac have undertaken for Apam.

During the first stage Ardmac identified the project team with the relevant experience, developed the programme, provided our OH&P and a fixed prelim cost and worked up an initial cost plan together with a risk mitigation plan.

The second stage process involved early engagement at RIBA Stage 2 and through collaborative design team workshops the design was developed taking into account constructability, programme constraints, value engineering and risk mitigation. At RIBA Stage 3, through an open and transparent process the design was tendered to four subcontractors per package to ensure a competitive tender. The cost plan was updated and through a further VE process the costs were then finalised at RIBA Stage 4.

The works were undertaken in a live environment with Deloittes and two other incumbent tenants present throughout the works. Through daily communications, weekly and daily work plans were agreed to eliminate disruption and noisy works were undertaken out of hours. Dust cubes were used as part of our dust suppression plan.

Working alongside TP Bennett, Hilson Moran and Paragon, the works comprised of extensive modifications to the atrium area. Constructing a three-storey steel portal frame structure created new feature ‘suspended’ office pods, break-out areas, new lift, reception and café area. All new energy efficient lighting and MEP were installed and a complete Cat A fit-out to six of the 11 floor plates. Works also include all WC core areas, showers, bike storage and a gymnasium.

Sustainability – the extensive refurbishment has re-invented the atrium space and breathed new life into an older building. Ardmac is aiming to achieve more than 98% of all waste to be diverted from landfill to be either recycled, recovered or reused.

CSR – Ardmac has committed to using a local supply chain and employing direct local labour, as well facilitating architectural student visits from local universities to share learnings on construction methodology, logistics, planning and running a project in a live environment.