Building a new office block
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Building a new office block

We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

Are you seeking a civil works company?

Troy Medina

Are you working on a new development that includes a public park or a similar open space? If you are creating a park, consider working with civil works contractors rather than managing the project yourself. Conventional builders and landscape companies have an important role in many projects, but there are practical reasons to consider a company with experience in civil works to oversee the project. While many of the skills possessed by a civil works contractor will be shared with other types of contractors, other skills are unique to civil works contractors, and these enable them to outperform other contractors in creating public parks and other public sector roles.

What skills do you need?

If you are creating a public park, you might think that the primary skill needed will be landscaping. You need a design for the garden, and you need someone to create the walls, paths and other permanent features before installing the grass and flowers. Those features are essential, but before a company can get to the designing and building stages, they will need to engage with other agencies and stakeholders to ensure that all parties are satisfied with all the decisions.

The value of a civil works company

Engaging with officials in the public sector, especially regional and perhaps national government representatives, can be time-consuming and acts as a drain on the resources of any company that is not set up to deal with them.

A company that is used to completing civil works will have established communication channels to maintain continual two-way contact with all the stakeholders. They will know how to pass on information so that it swiftly reaches everyone who must be informed. They can work within the constraints imposed by the government and still complete the project on a budget to the satisfaction of all.

Which civil works company?

Picking the best civil works company means focusing on their specialisation. A civil works company that has experience creating parks might be what you need. However, if you are improving drainage, installing a kerb or building a new road, you will need different skills. When choosing a company, ask them about their relevant experience and see whether they have the appropriate knowledge to create what you need. If you have several projects to staff in the coming months, try to find a company that will be a good fit for all of them.

For more information, contact a local civil works service.