Unilever 'Aladdin' : Phase 1
Scope of Works: Design, Fit-Out, Furniture Installation
Ben Johnson tendered and subsequently won the project to complete a five million pound refurbishment of Unilever’s global head office for deodorants R&D. As well as a total refurbishment of the building the design was to introduce new ways of working whilst providing a more flexible and creative working environment. Phase one is the Consumer area where consumers assist with testing and review of new products.
The buildings tipped for refurbishment will be occupied throughout the life of the project so works are split into six phases to maintain business continuity.
Unilever maintain strict health & safety requirements on site – these have to be adhered to at all times.
The design required two very different solutions for the interior. Consumer testing facilities had to be very clinical providing a controlled environment for product testing, whilst the other “review” facility had to be very homely, providing a relaxed environment for consumers to come together and discuss their findings. Ben Johnson undertook the design and fit-out which included ceilings, partitions, decoration/graphics, floor finishes and extensive bespoke joinery. Phase one was completed on budget and on time.
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