8. How to select the right commercial refurbishment partner
A good refurbishment fit out partner should be able to provide all the key services, such as the project management, space planning, office design, mechanical and electrical works, decorating and furniture supply. This makes the process a whole lot easier when you can deal with one company and one point of contact.
Consider whether the relationship will work between the refurbishment partner and your in-house project management team, as they will be working closely together over many weeks or months.
Due diligence checks
Perform due diligence and look at their track record and financial performance. Ask them if they have relevant experience of your type of project in your industry sector. Your office refurbishment will involve significant costs and the implications of your chosen refurbishment partner failing to complete on time, or at all, could be substantial.
Insurance, accreditations and references
Make sure you dot the i’s and cross the t’s and check that they have the relevant insurance covers, references and industry accreditations. As a minimum, your selected refurbishment partner should have insurance for Employee and Employer, Public Liability, Contractors All Risks and Professional Indemnity cover.
Consider whether they specialise in high or low value contracts or do they have experience of both? At Trevor Blake, we typically work on projects ranging from £10k to £1m in value.
Example of a small refurbishment project undertaken for a private wealth company to transform a 1,100 square feet area into a multifunctional space.
Our service includes complete project management with space planning, 3D drawings, furniture consultancy, procurement and installation.
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