Commercial Refurbishment

Charles Church before

The Problem

Charles Church has grown over four decades to establish itself as one of the country’s foremost house building brands whilst maintaining its unrivalled reputation for the design and quality of the homes it builds. In contrast, Charles Church Southern Head Office, was an outdated seventies constructed four storey office block which was tired, uneconomical and in need of a drastic up date.

FPM’s Solution

A complete overhaul was required; from the look and fabric of the building to updating electrical and mechanical services including air-conditioning. Washrooms and kitchens needed modernising and the internal finishes needed freshening up.  At the same time moving to an open plan environment would free up space and allow re-allocation of space.

The Full Story

FPM was called upon to scope and quote the job having been recommended by Persimmon Northampton after recently completing a fit-out of their offices. Once awarded the contract, FPM project managed the strip out and refurbishment of two complete floors, stairway and reception. Old partitions were removed and new partitions installed, new ceilings, lighting, data points, power points and air conditioning was introduced. New wall and floor finishes were applied.  Kitchens were modernised. The new enhanced washrooms were fitted with separate shower facilities for ladies and gentlemen.

The outcome was a more useable ergonomically sound space providing an employee friendly improved working environment which was modern, functional, clearer and lighter with an airy open feel.