Case Studies

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

Sector: Commercial Sector

Contract Value: 105k


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.


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.


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.



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.



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.