Premier has provided a refurbishment service to Surrey County Council (SCC) since late 2016 and has supported SCC to successfully deliver 4 projects in three months.
For this project, SCC required the adaption of Caterham Valley Library (CVL) so that it could support the relocation of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).
Premier Interiors were contracted to reconfigure the internal structure of the library and Local History centre space and support the relocation of the CAB.
Completed in early 2017, during this £32k project Premier worked with a range of internal teams and external partners including Edward Baden, Bilfinger, Scion communications, BT, Focus, 3rd Sector IT and Admiral.
Premier met all the project partners weekly to assess progress and address any issues. This kept the project on track and additional opportunities and savings were made as a result.
The project included installation of 5 new meeting rooms, bringing the disabled WC facilities to compliance and adding a soft seating area. In conjunction with Premier Sustain, library shelving was remanufactured at minimum cost and Premier were pleased to donate additional furniture through ‘The Giving Back Project’, enhancing the new working area of the CAB.
Premier was able to identify a number of quick wins on this project, widening the scope of what was being completed to result in longer term cost savings.
- Re-matching existing carpet
- Remanufacture of library shelving
- Installation and remodelling of disabled toilet facility to bring it up to compliance
- Installation of five meeting rooms to allow for individual meeting with clients
- Painting corridors and new partitions where colour matched to existing wall finishes
- Adaption of space for communal use
- Donation of furniture through the Giving Back Project
The library and its users were delighted with the new facilities provided and the space created. SCC has continued to work with Premier on a number of projects and as a result of the successful collaborative management, has now included the opportunity to achieve quick wins into future projects.
“The library service are pleased with new configuration of ground floor space and feels it works well. New CAB Members felt welcome and were able to work immediately, and the Local History Group are delighted with the new facilities. The soft seating space has been welcomed.
The project team worked well together – very committed and supportive. The Site Manager was conscientious and helpful and Premier’s flexibility was very much appreciated.”
Claire Wilson, Project Manager