Faithful+Gould were appointed in the role of programme manager for the Future Space programme responsible for delivering the £20 million refurbishment of the City of Wolverhampton’s Civic Centre, built circa 1979.
The key drivers to the programme were as follows:
- Customer transformation – focusing on customer needs and utilising more accessible and inclusive facilities.
- Essential Civic Centre building services – maintaining the Civic Centre’s M&E systems and prolonging their operational lifespan.
- Office disposals programme – Rationalisation of the City of Wolverhampton’s property portfolio.
- Energy saving measures – using less energy in the Civic Centre and therefore reducing energy costs.
- Agile workspace – working more flexibly within the Civic Centre and providing a modern fit for purpose workplace.
It is anticipated that implementing the key drivers will enable the City of Wolverhampton Council to rationalise their existing portfolio by closing 16 existing sites and relocate an additional 600 staff within the Civic Centre.
Operational and reduced energy costs are expected to provide costs savings of up to £500,000 per annum.