Reach Plc National Office Refurbishment Programme

When looking for a trusted partner for their entire UK wide office refurbishment programme, Reach Plc, turned to Altus Digital Services to support them.

The client

Reach Plc is the UK’s and Ireland’s largest commercial news publisher with a monthly audience more than 48 million and home to 130 trusted brands, from national titles like the Mirror and the Express to local titles like Manchester Evening News and the Liverpool Echo.

The Brief

Installation of 150 commercial screens, 15 digital displays, 150 room booking units, 2400 desk booking units 3 video walls 50 video conferencing systems and cloud hosting and integration to the corporate network.

Project Challenges

  • Ensure consistent hardware installed across 13 sites in the UK and Ireland over 12-month period.
  • Work in partnership with multiple fit out companies, electricians and client stakeholders to design, specify and install the systems.
  • Manage complex logistics and shipping issues between England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Guarantee installation and completion deadlines were delivered so sites could be handed over which included working multiple shifts across a 24-hour period.

The approach

Provide a detailed design and installation timeline for each property including specifying which equipment was to be used within each section of the buildings.   Specify infrastructure requirements to architects and electrical contractors to ensure the correct cables and power requirements were available.

Weekly programme management calls were instigated with the client to ensure there were no “key man” dependencies and that everyone had the right information they needed to complete their work on time in full.

A detailed action log and project plan was issued weekly to ensure the project was delivering against the overall scope of works and all exceptions were captured, reported and managed within the programme of work.

 

The result

All 12 sites completed within the programme of work and “live”, delivered on time and within budget.

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