Saracen Interiors has completed a £300,000 office fit out contract for Hampshire company, Shield Security Services Ltd. The office interiors specialist was engaged to complete the two-phased project after the security expert purchased the free-hold commercial building early last year.
The first phase of works comprised of a complete strip out and fit out of the building, including the installation of a new boiler system, full common area and toilet refurbishment, air-conditioning and full UPVC double-glazed window replacement. Saracen also built a bespoke first floor control room, complete with the latest in communications, CCTV, vehicle tracking and computer technology. The company sourced and supplied new office furniture throughout.
The second phase included the fit out of the ground floor entrance, reception and stairwell. Work was completed on time and, with the handover now complete, joint managing director of Saracen Interiors, Michael Page explains: “We have built an excellent relationship with Shield Security, which has been most keenly demonstrated during our time on site as we have had to work around the company’s employees as they have gone about their day-to-day business. In doing so, we have made every effort to be sympathetic to their needs, keep disruption to a minimum and ensure that members of staff haven’t been greatly affected by our presence.
“As over 90 per cent of Saracen’s projects are made up of repeat business, we are hoping that we will be able to count Shield Security as a permanent fixture in our blue chip client portfolio.”
Joint managing director of Shield Security, Bipin Joshi, is delighted with the work completed by Saracen to-date: “I found the project managers understood our vision very well and took time and excercised patience when we were not sure about something. Their guidance on what was and was not possible was invaluable in a very tight budget situation.
“The team went above and beyond to complete the fit out in a live environment in a manner that did not impede our business, which operates around the clock. We have been very impressed by the level of professionalism and courtesy that has been demonstrated by every member of the team. All of our visitors have commented on the amazing transformation to the building and the high level of finish that Saracen achieved. We would not hesitate to recommend Saracen to anyone and, of course, would hope to continue to keep our relationship going for a long time to come.”