Case Studies

CityGroup’s Commercial Unit Refurbishments for Ultra Group Northern Hub in Seascale

Sector: Commercial Sector

Contract Value: 105k

Introduction:

CityGroup, a renowned facility management and construction company, was entrusted with refurbishing two commercial units at the Ultra Group Northern Hub in Seascale. The project involved renovating a workshop, breakout area, washroom, and canteen facilities, with a combined area space of 10,000 square feet. The contract was valued at approximately £105,000 and was successfully completed in July 2022, meeting all project milestones on time and staying within budget.

Client Background:

Ultra Group is a prominent industrial corporation that operates in various sectors. The Northern Hub in Seascale serves as a strategic location for their manufacturing and research activities, making it essential for the commercial units to be upgraded to meet their operational needs and provide a conducive environment for their workforce.

Objectives:

The primary objectives of the refurbishment project were as follows:

Functional Space: Optimise the layout and design of the workshop, breakout area, washroom, and canteen facilities to ensure a seamless and effecient flow of activities and enhance overall functionality.

Modernisation: Implement contemporary interior design and infrastructure upgrades to align the commercial units with current industry standards.

Employee Well-being: Create a comfortable and inspiring workplace that fosters productivity and promotes the well-being of Ultra Group’s employees.

Efficiency: Enhance energy efficiency and sustainability by incorporating eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient systems where possible.

Implementation:

CityGroup meticulously executed the refurbishment project by following a comprehensive plan that included the following steps:

Preparation: CityGroup’s project management team conducted thorough site assessments and collaborated with Ultra Group’s representatives to identify specific requirements and design preferences.

Design and Planning: Experienced architects and designers developed detailed plans that addressed spatial optimisation, interior aesthetics, and compliance with building regulations.

Material Selection: CityGroup sourced high-quality materials and fixtures that aligned with Ultra Group’s preferences and the project’s sustainability and cost objectives.

Construction: CityGroup’s skilled construction teams efficiently completed the refurbishment work while adhering to strict timelines to ensure on-time project delivery.

Quality Control: Regular inspections and quality control checks were performed throughout the project to maintain the highest standards of workmanship.

 

Challenges:

Despite the successful completion of the project, some challenges were encountered during the refurbishment process:

Supply Chain Delays: The global supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the timely availability of certain materials, requiring careful coordination and alternative sourcing.

Adherence to Regulations: Compliance with local building codes and safety regulations was crucial, demanding meticulous attention to detail during the construction phase.

 

Results:

CityGroup’s commercial unit refurbishments for Ultra Group Northern Hub in Seascale yielded outstanding outcomes:

Optimised Space Utilisation: The renovated workshop, breakout area, washroom, and canteen facilities were reconfigured to maximise functionality and operational efficiency.

Modern Aesthetics: The updated interior design and contemporary fixtures created a modern and inspiring environment for Ultra Group’s workforce.

Enhanced Employee Satisfaction: The improved facilities and comfortable workspaces have positively impacted employee well-being and productivity.

Energy Efficiency: Incorporating energy-efficient systems and materials contributed to smaller operational costs and a reduced carbon footprint.

 

CityGroup’s successful completion of the commercial unit refurbishments at Ultra Group Northern Hub in Seascale demonstrated our expertise in delivering high-quality construction and refurbishment services. The project was completed on time and within budget, meeting Ultra Group’s objectives of creating functional, modern, and employee-friendly spaces. CityGroup’s commitment to excellence and attention to detail contributed to the seamless transformation of the commercial units, aligning them with Ultra Group’s operational needs and environmental sustainability goals.