Allianz desired a space that was open, collaborative and functional. It needed interconnecting stairs so that staff could move freely between floors and promote interaction.
The fire rating of the internal stairs was a legitimate concern and a risk to project completion. Our team scheduled regular catch ups with the certifier and base building fire engineers. Ultimately, we engaged an alternate fire engineer to design solutions, resolving the issue with no impact to the project programme.
We managed the client’s expectations in regards to the staff relocation by assisting with the delivery of IT equipment, completing works on time, and organising representatives from trades to be on site for the first two days to help with any questions and setup. The team also placed two site managers on site for the first week to ensure a smooth relocation and to close-out any items. Relationships were managed with periodic, informal catch-ups to keep stakeholders aware well ahead of time of anything that would impact them.