Office fit out and design for ITV Birmingham

As part of a program to improve their offices across the UK, ITV asked us to manage the fit out of their Birmingham site. Having worked with them on the ITV offices in Cardiff Bay and ITV West Country News in Bristol, we had an understanding of what they wanted to achieve.

The project included the design, programming and internal refurbishment of both broadcast and non-technical areas on the same floor. Each section had its own specific elements that needed to be taken into consideration.

The works were meticulously planned to be completed over a period of 9 phases as it was critical that there was no business interruption resulting in ITV remaining fully operational throughout the entire duration.

 

 

One project in nine phases

A vital aspect of this office fit-out project was minimising any disruption to staff, especially during urgent broadcasts.

With constant communication between Paramount’s and ITV’s project management teams, the works were meticulously planned to be completed over a period of 9 phases. This avoided business interruption, allowing ITV to remain fully operational throughout the project.

Flexibility was fundamental to the smooth running of the fit out, working around any live broadcasts as well as factoring in all variations from the original concept that factored into the final design.

 

Project Duration: 36 weeks
Contract Value: £1.1M
Floor Area: 1,041 m2

The previous positive experience of working closely with the ITV News’ management team was a deciding factor in our continued use of Paramount on this key project. They focused on ensuring the site delivered facilities of the highest quality, helping us to adopt a common theme, which is now present at all the News hub sites. This was achieved in particularly challenging circumstances and Paramount successfully minimised disruption to the various ITV teams that remained working on site throughout the programme. We are pleased that the excellent relationship fostered with Paramount on a number of projects has continued to be a success.

Jacqui Bradley, Head of Support Services - ITV News & Regions

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