ARM Ltd, Cambridge
Marchini Curran Associates
Pentaco Construction Ltd were appointed as main contractor for the refurbishment of ARM Ltd’s UK global headquarters in Fulbourn, Cambridge. The works were secured under a single stage tender process with a post tender interview. ARM Ltd is a major worldwide technology business and their Fulbourn office is a live, global research & development centre for the company and therefore disruption to their day-to-day work activities was a key requirement for the customer. As a result, the programme of works was set at a challenging 8 weeks duration with sectional completion of the canteen area after 3.5 weeks. The £1.2M project, carried out over 3 storeys of the building, was procured under a JCT Minor Building Works Contract 2011 with Contractor’s Design, with the design portions including the mechanical and electrical installations. Further consideration was made within the programme for liaising and integrating the works of employer direct specialist contractors responsible for IT equipment, audio/visual equipment and security access controls. The remaining scope of works included for demolition and strip out of internal partitions and doors; forming of new meeting rooms; new floor finishes; modifications to existing ceilings; new tea stations; modifications to raised access flooring including floor boxes; The works were completed to the construction programme and within the employer’s budget.