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Now independent from Yorkshire Forward, CO2Sense wanted a space that would express their innovative culture yet remain sensitive to their public sector roots. Lead time was critical as C02Sense had 12weeks to find and move from their existing premises which included property search, legal negotiations, Christmas shutdown and fit-out. This was further complicated as the chosen building, Marshall Mills, still had CAT A works to be completed. CO2Sense appointed Ben Johnson to manage their office move, we supported them through the process by helping them evaluate potential buildings both in terms of space and potential fit-out costs.
We worked closely with C02Sense and the landlord to collapse the timeline by operating an open book approach, which was monitored by independent surveyors Jones Hargreaves. The landlord’s refurbishment works included new toilets and showers, lighting, flooring, fire alarm system, decoration and security shutters. CO2Sense fit-out works (Ben Johnson Interiors) incorporated new partitioning, joinery, kitchen, feature carpets, lighting and decoration, branding and furniture supply. In the spirit of recycling, signature furniture pieces were created for the scheme and included a recycled bath for the reception area and a reclaimed-timber table designed to work around a structural pillar in a meeting room.
Ben Johnson Ltd impressed me with their ability to accommodate a punishing timescale while still presenting a quality product at completion. This is in no small part due to their dedicated, knowledgeable and extremely hard working team.
Matthew Jones MRICS