Kao One, Harlow

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Client: BMO Real Estate Partners

Value: £17,200,000

Contract: Design and Build

Project Manager: Stace LLP

Architect: Hale Architecture

Quantity Surveyor: Stace LLP

Structural Engineer: Barry Saunders & Partners Ltd

M&E Consultant: Maleon

We were approached to investigate the feasibility of bringing back part of the former Nortel Harlow campus to the market, as some of the buildings were to be demolished for a future data centre development and other buildings were to be refurbished to create a new business park. We worked closely with the Client and his design team to draw up proposals for KAO One, and these proposals were then costed and agreed in an open book negotiation.

The works included the complete refurbishment of the entire M&E systems, new toilets, raised floors and suspended ceilings. A new full height reception was constructed incorporating feature staircases and lifts. The building was refurbished to a very high standard, with the complete office then being leased to two tenants.

We also undertook the Cat B fit-out of the office floors, and two other ancillary buildings were refurbished and transformed into additional space, including a computer centre for one of the incoming tenants.

Externally, we constructed a new access road and on grade car parking and landscaping, whilst the existing multi-storey car park was fully refurbished.