To supply, deliver & install Office Furniture to accommodate approx 110 Kier employees and their ‘ Sub Contractors’ for the temporary 3 year contract of building the new prison.
The temporary two storey building, constructed from converted ‘Portakabin’ rooms was to consist of a large open plan office, meeting rooms and a reception area all based on the first floor along with a large canteen and induction rooms to the ground floor.
To work around a relatively tight budget, ORS UK were asked to provide a practical solution to offer a desking system that would allow easy access to computer and power cable management, due to the fact that staff and contractors would be constantly ‘in and out of the offices’, needing a quick ‘plug and go’ system to maintain working efficiency.
After offering various product solutions and CAD layouts to maximise space, Kiers decision makers opted for a ‘ Bench Style’ Desk system that included a ‘sliding top’ mechanism, which allows users to slide each individual desk top forward, to quickly access power and data modules located in the central ‘cable trays’ within the framework of the bench.
Most of the desks were laid out in ‘banks’ of six, ( three desks all facing each other ), with ‘recessed legs’ along the underside of the benches to allow seating more than three people along each side if the need arose.
The Big Money Saver!
After selecting the desking system the budget was looking a little stretched and 110 x NEW Under Desk Pedestals were going to cost Kier Build over £11,000.00! However, as is the usual scenario, ORS UK came up with the perfect solution. We happened to have enough USED Pedestals in matching Oak Melamine finish, which we offered at £35.00 each...we therefore saved Kier Build over £7,500.00 & VAT !!
Following on from this installation, Kier Build have ordered furniture for other sites including: Richard Rose Morton Academy – Carlisle Carlisle Youth Zone Temsford Hall , Sandy, – Bedfordshire Northfleet Technology College , Gravesend
Following on from this installation, Kier Build have ordered furniture for other sites including:
Richard Rose Morton Academy – Carlisle
Carlisle Youth Zone
Temsford Hall , Sandy, – Bedfordshire
Northfleet Technology College , Gravesend