County House, Chelmsford

Client: BMO Real Estate Partners

Value: £3,300,000

Contract: Traditional with CDP

Project Manager: Madlins

Architect: Hale Architecture

Quantity Surveyor: Madlins

Structural Engineer: Chamberlain Consulting

M&E Consultant: Hive

We originally tendered this project in 2019 and were unsuccessful, however when the appointed contactor went into administration, we were asked by the Client to review our price and submit a proposal to complete the project, and were subsequently selected.

The project consists of a full renovation and refurbishment of an existing office building in the heart of Chelmsford. The building is to remain partially occupied throughout by a Government body who are to relocate to new floors once the work is adequately progressed. The works are in two main phases to allow the incumbent tenant to continue to operate throughout. We are undertaking two floors of Cat A and Cat B fit out for the tenant to ensure their move is seamless. On completion of their new floors, the remainder of the building can be stripped out and new Cat A services and finishes installed.

The building is to have new services throughout, remodelled and upgraded toilet facilities, reception and office finishes, with a new cyclists’ facility including showers and changing areas to be constructed in the basement. Externally the works are limited to window redecoration, roof repairs and new flat roof membrane and soft landscaping.