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SGN (Kidbrooke)

Project name: SGN
Sector: Utilities
Location: Kidbrooke, London
Client name: SGN (Southern Gas Networks)
Supplied by: Wernick Refurbished Buildings
Accommodation type: 1-storey modular building and toilet block
Size: 4 modules of 12m (12m x 12m)
Features: Offices, meeting room, IT room, kitchen, separate toilets

Requirement

SGN’s new property strategy requires satellite sites that can be relocated as business needs dictate. Rapid deployment is essential, as is value for money. Based on his previous experience with modular, Ashley Wheelhouse, Senior Property & Projects Manager at SGN, knew that refurbished modular buildings would fit the bill.

For their latest project in Kidbrooke, SGN specified a one-storey building for office staff and a separate toilet block for operatives. The buildings would be located on land rented from Berkeley Homes for two years.

Solution

Ashley received a speedy response from WRB and interactions were just what he was looking for, “nothing was too much trouble” he said.

SGN use a fabric specification guide for all their buildings – the SGN look and feel is achieved with specific desks, wall colours, carpets, tiles and IPS panels in the toilets. WRB supplied the modules pre-fitted with the required interiors along with SGN’s preferred firm alarms and CCTV system.

While WRB’s install procedures ensure safety for all, Berkeley Homes’ lifting operations procedures go a step or two further. WRB rose to the challenge, again working closely with the client to accommodate the additional requirements.

The process was “very straightforward”, resulting in other projects in Scotland. “The recurring relationship means that WRB know how SGN work, leading to an even smoother process in future,” commented Ashley.

SGN intends to return buildings to WRB for refurbishment – to be delivered ‘as new’ to new locations. “This could only be achieved with modular,” Ashley added.

Ashley Wheelhouse, Senior Property & Projects Manager at SGN added:

“The service from Wernick has been excellent and we are keen to work with them again on new projects.”

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