As part of its expansion plans, breathe has also opened a Peterborough
office and recruited a dedicated team to manage the area. Business is
booming, and several new contracts have been won in Peterborough city
Clients in the area include Thomas
Cook, Churchill’s, Travelex and e-Research and a recent mammoth
project in London has also resulted in Romeike, the media intelligence
company appointing breathe to renovate its Peterborough offices.
Romeike’s London office was almost
gutted, and new IT cabling, climate control systems, windows and
lighting were needed before the refurbishment could even begin.
The logistics of the project were
incredibly involved, and work had to continue as normal throughout the
24-week project. Employees and their belongings were moved from floor
to floor with the minimum of disruption, and because of the shared
access, breathe had to plan the logistics of the refurbishment very
carefully in order to minimise the impact on third parties.
The refit has changed how Romeike
manage the business. Space planning was focused around job function
and whilst the majority of space is open plan, individual glass
offices with a corporate manifestation were built on all floors, for
use by management and for general staff and client meetings.
Communication among staff has been
greatly improved and departments have become more productive.
‘This project could have been a
logistical nightmare’, said Les Kelly, managing director, ‘but it
has been run incredibly well, and smoothly. breathe took
responsibility for the entire project and completed the refurbishment
within very tight time and budget constraints. They are great to work
with. Finding them has been a huge plus.’