Rutland House major refurbishment contract commenced by Sisk
Full modernisation of eleven storey occupied office block
John Sisk & Son Ltd (Sisk), one of the largest construction groups in the UK and Ireland, has recently started work on a £4.65m contract to complete the refurbishment of Rutland House, in the heart of Birmingham’s City centre.
The works are part of a £10m investment by Remax Rutland to turn the significant 11 storey building into flagship UK offices for tenants, international law firm Hammonds LLP, and will involve the completion of the modernisation over a 31 week period.
Works to the elevations include replacement of the windows and cleaning the façade. Internally, some floors are to be stripped back to the shell. The works include M&E installations, raised floors and suspended ceilings, the creation of a new reception area, new toilet facilities on each floor and the replacement of four lifts.
Hammonds will remain in occupation throughout the project with sequential handover of each floor taking place to minimise disruption.
Chris Dyer, Director Midlands and North West Region, Sisk commented:
“We are focused on meeting client objectives and ensuring we deliver on time and budget, which is the Sisk way. This is a prestigious development, with a leading commercial law firm as its tenant in a live environment, requiring Sisk to work sensitively in all aspects of this refurbishment.”
Ajeet Karandikar, Remax Rutland added:
“This refurbishment requires a contractor that has the capability to carry out the works with minimal interruption to Hammond’s ongoing daily operations. Sisk’s portfolio of previous work clearly demonstrates its ability as a considerate constructor and we have full confidence in them to deliver a top quality refurbishment.”