Apex Plaza, Reading
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Architect: Geddes Architects
Type of Project: Interiors, WC refurbishment to commercial office
Contract Type: JCT Traditional Project Value: £1.1m
Apex Plaza is a building consisting of four linked blocks around an atrium, it is in Central Reading situated next to Reading mainline railway station.
The works comprised of the refurbishment of 22 washrooms. It involved stripping out existing fittings, ceiling, wall and floor finishes.
New plumbing was then installed along with new sanitaryware, new lighting, extractor fans, and alarm sensors/sounders connected to the existing building system. New stud walls were then introduced in between WC cubicles New ceiling and flooring finishes were installed throughout. The works also included refurbishment of existing accessible toilets and shower facilities.
In addition, the building had to remain in operation during the works. Curo Construction ensured that we put measures in place to eliminate or minimize disturbance to other building occupiers, inclusive of a monthly newsletter and close liaison with the building facilities team. We also ensured that safety and the health of all operatives was at the forefront of all decisions, inclusive of a full CV 19 ‘bubble’ for our trade contractors. The onsite team, client team and facilities managers have forged a highly professional relationship which has enabled a high-quality outcome and minimal disruption to the works.