Strong relationships and a partnership approach helped Axis Solutions deliver an office strip-out and reinstatement project at The Cube office building in Edinburgh.
The development project in Edinburgh’s Leith Street involved a total strip-out of the first floor of this iconic building at the east end of the city centre. The office was formerly occupied by Bowleven Oil & Gas who relocated to a new office located in the west end of Edinburgh city centre. A quick turn-around was required for the project at the point of Bowleven moving out.
The Cube is well known as an iconic office development in Edinburgh city centre, close to Waverley train station and Edinburgh bus station. Baillie Gifford, Glenmorangie, White Young Green and St James Centre Unit Trust are all based at The Cube.
Axis Solutions won the competitive tender for the office strip-out and reinstatement works to take the floor plate back to base-build.
The city centre location of The Cube meant that the disposal of all waste material had to be planned and co-ordinated to ensure access roads were not unnecessarily blocked as there is significant development currently taking place around the area.
Commenting on the tight turnaround for the project, Bruce Malcolm at Axis Solutions said: “The programme for the works was 5 weeks and this proved challenging. Our work on site could only start once Bowleven had taken occupation of their new office. With the suspended ceiling tile potentially on a 4 to 5 week delivery period, there was a potential for a possible impact on the project. Fortunately due to our excellent working relationship with our key suppliers we were able to secure a commitment on the transfer of available stock of the product from depots to ensure the timescale of the project would be achieved.”
The collaborative approach to this office strip-out and reinstatement project at a high profile office in central Edinburgh allowed handover to be completed smoothly and the building ready for occupation by potential new tenants.