Faithful+Gould has considerable experience in the water sector and as a result was selected by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to provide consultancy services for the interior fit out of a high-tech £2.5 Million bespoke laboratory water testing facility. The sheer complexity of requirements was met by consulting with the client during the selection of suitable premises, whilst working closely with both the contractor and highly specialised laboratory installation consultants. Strict scientific requirements for laboratory facilities also had to be taken into account. The location was a former call centre requiring conversion to a faculty for the purpose of administrative and scientific water testing facilities and installations.
The 2500m2 project was completed to a tight schedule demanding highly skilled project and cost management capabilities, including the added challenge of bringing the project completion deadline forward by two weeks to fulfil Welsh Water's changing requirements. Laboratory projects are typically six months for completion so delivering the interior fit-out on time and on budget was a testament to the expertise of those involved.
The project was awarded a Gold Award in the Interior Fit-Out Category at the 2013 AIS Contractors Awards.