The turnkey fit-out and refurbishment of Franke Coffee Systems (UK) Ltd’s new UK headquarters in St Albans, including the conversion of an existing storage mezzanine floor utilising a compartment wall, to create a high specification showroom, training rooms and workshop.
Winner of the Hertfordshire Building and Construction Awards:
Highly Commended Award.
Franke is a world-leading provider of products and solutions for residential kitchens and bathrooms, professional foodservice, coffee preparation and public washrooms.
Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Franke Coffee Systems (UK) Ltd had recently acquired a new, mixed-use facility in St. Albans and were looking to transform the space into a modern working environment complete with fully refurbished offices, workshop facilities, training rooms and a dedicated product showroom space.
SEC assessed that the best way to accommodate all of our client’s needs would be to convert the existing office mezzanine floor to house all of the necessary facilities. To do this, SEC installed a jumbo stud and board compartment wall around the perimeter of the existing mezzanine, providing sound and fire separation between the two floors. The new product showroom, training rooms and workshop facilities would be located underneath the mezzanine, with the office facilities being based on the first floor.
The fit-out of the office areas included the installation of carpets, partitioning systems, a kitchen tea-point, lighting and suspended ceilings. SEC installed vinyl flooring to the training rooms beneath the mezzanine, and the rooms were fitted with all necessary power outlets ready for the move-in of Franke’s machinery. A raised access floor at a height of 500mm was installed in a specified area under the mezzanine to form a platform for the product showroom. The showroom was then fitted with ceramic effect flooring, stylish kitchen units and ambient spotlighting, set to showcase our clients coffee machine ranges.
Wall art decor
Air conditioning system
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the way you managed and progressed with the Franke New Build project.
From start to finish all questions and queries were handled from your side with the utmost speed and efficiency, and certainly made the journey for Franke to be a very easy one. We are certainly very pleased with the final outcome in every area.
All of our staff are now fully operational , and the atmosphere internally with new offices has certainly lifted everyone’s spirits. Happy staff give us happy customers.
Once again very many thanks for all your efforts with this project.
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you, your team and your contractors all for the work you have done for our new offices. They look fantastic and our team are delighted to be in their new environment.
It has been a pleasure to work with your business during this project and we at Franke very much appreciate all your planning and hard work to deliver the project on time.
I will be delighted to recommend SEC to any future customers
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