When Industry Knowledge Really Counts
Facilitating a lease signing for a customer usually takes place when there is a full design layout which in principle, confirms the proposed design before agreement to build. A phased design and build approach facilitated by SEC Interiors allowed the customer to gain the License to Alter whilst still in the Detailed Design & Build phase.
SEC also pre-consulted with its strategic partner and Building Regulations Consultant to ensure that, amongst many other elements, part of the circulation loop which only had a width of 650mm and was only required for access to the changing area and production facility met the requirement of the whole site, site specific strategy to meet Part B of the Building Regulations.
To support the customer’s own compliance officer, SEC assisted in the research of the industry standards they had to meet for the planned food-grade area to ensure the proposed design would be fully compliant.
Additionally SEC worked closely with the customer’s appointed specialist contractor for tank fabrication, providing a flexible approach to adjust the fit out design to be in line with the required tank installation proposal as it developed.
The installation of the approved design was further challenged with COVID-19 restrictions coming into play mid-program. However, SEC Interiors, after working closely with the national agency CLC and industry body FIS in establishing working processes for keeping construction working across the board, implemented these procedures and protocols and reduced site downtime to retrievable levels and without extending the program.