Local Office Fitout Specialists – Calibro Workspace, have been awarded a significant re-development project for an existing client in Limerick.
Building on their long-term trusted relationship with Matt Staunton, General Secretary at Forsa, this project entails the refurbishment of a derelict warehouse into a new, modern office block.
Calibro were first approached back in 2016 by the landlord of the building to carry out a series of roof repairs. However, having the seen the building, Neil Cooper, Senior Director at Calibro, immediately had a vision of how the building could be transformed into a usable office space.
“Following the initial site visit, we came up with a concept design of how we could convert the derelict site into a usable office space and my client absolutely loved it” said Neil Cooper.
The existing derelict building in Limerick
The concept design was put before the Limerick County Council and planning authorities and planning permission was secured to transform the site.
Over the last 12 months, Calibro has been working on behalf of their client to engage a full design team to produce final detailed designs and specification to complete the construction and fitout project.
Ronnie Crawford, Client Relations Director, commented: “The last year has been an exciting part of the project, seeing original concepts turn into final design and specification. To see an unusable building convert into 9,300 sq.ft of modern re-usable office space has been incredibly enthusing and rewarding. It is definitely one of our most significant projects heading into 2022.”
The building will retain some unique features of the building’s history and incorporate modern design elements such as exposed ceilings, high-tech conference facilities and a town-hall area. Calibro’s focus on staff wellbeing has been shown out in the conversion of each end of the building from solid walls to glass facade to get as much exposure to natural light throughout the building.
The works have begun on-site as of 4th October and are scheduled to continue until Q3 of 2022.
Commenting on the contract delivery, Ewen Cooper, Contracts Director at Calibro Workspace, said: “The project scope certainly makes it an exciting project to manage and we look forward to delivering the project with the same high level of quality as all of our projects, on time and within budget.”
The team at Calibro are also extremely optimistic about the future and are forecasting a record year for 2022 to kick-start their ambitious growth plans.