Dimension Data

Strictly Education
August 4, 2015
Anglian
August 3, 2015

Summary of services provided:
Re-planning, supply and installation  at their London Office.

Background

Dimension Data are a global leader in the provision and management of specialist IT infrastructure solutions and services, with operations in over 58 countries and over 23,000 employees. The project centred on their London office, which needed to increase headcount by an additional 40 workstations.

The project started in 2012 with the requirement to increase capacity on the First Floor from a headcount of 111. The project was then deferred due to budgetary restrictions and we re-initiated in June 2014.  The existing workstations were exceptionally large, radial corner workstations which use a large footprint. Through careful re-planning and more efficient use of the space we could increase the headcount to 151.

The Challenge

The project had to be phased and without any disruption to the working day.  For each phase, InteriorsTeam had to dismantle and remove all existing furniture for ethical recycling, working with a contractor to rip out existing carpet tile, for cabling and data to be laid, carpet tiles replaced and the new furniture delivered and installed – working nights and weekends only.  Everything had to be in full working order by the Monday morning.

In addition, the office location in central London meant that there was restricted parking and access, while its proximity to the Old Bailey meant further restrictions for parking and off loading.

The Solution

We worked very closely with the Facilities Manager to ensure that the end result met the brief exactly, was delivered on budget and on time, working with complicated delivery schedules.

InteriorsTeam produced layout plans based on linear benching which would enable Dimension Data to increase capacity as required, while working in a more efficient and contemporary style. We were able to provide many options for both layout and price, to ensure that the best solution was reached. We arranged showroom visits to view products, and provided sample chairs to test and approve, enabling Dimension Data to select a single chair to standardise across all UK sites.

InteriorsTeam were involved in every aspect of the installation – as all trades had to work to a strict schedule following on from one another. This was all scheduled at planning meetings and our Team Supervisor was responsible for ensuring that each installation ran smoothly. We also sourced products on behalf of Dimension Data, for example carpets, and managed the implementation as part of the process.

Feedback & Results

“We are very happy with the project, with the installations all running to plan with no problems. As a recognised Top 100 European and Global employer it is important to Dimension Data to provide staff with the best working environment, and this project has enabled us to increase capacity by almost 40% while also achieving a more contemporary and open feel for employees.”

– Dimension Data

Following the success of the London project we also won a separate project at Dimension Data’s Fleet location and are recommended to all of their UK offices.

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