Planet Partitioning Complete Work on Willmott Dixon’s ‘Milestone’ HS2 Office

Planet Partitioning Complete Work on Willmott Dixon’s ‘Milestone’ HS2 Office

Planet Partitioning are delighted with their recently completed works on Willmott Dixon’s HS2 headquarters in Birmingham City Centre. Cited by Willmott Dixon as its first ‘milestone’ in their ongoing contract with HS2, the 100,000 ft2 office is in central Birmingham and will host the team running Britain’s largest infrastructure project.

As one of Willmott Dixon’s approved subcontractors, and with the Planet Midlands office conveniently located around the corner from the location, Willmott Dixon invited the team to a preliminary design meeting back in April 2012. The conditions of the project were discussed, namely the high acoustic performance required and a tight delivery programme.

Due to the importance and demanding logistics of the project and high quality of finish needed, Willmott Dixon let all packages via their Cat A Supply Chain.

With the delivery programme laid out for completion in mid-November, Planet created a package of Fire Rated Partitioning, High Acoustic Partitioning achieving 46-52dBRw, 100DG, Planet 54 and Bespoke Timber Doorsets. The work also included High Acoustic Ceiling Barriers.

Once on site various challenges arose, including the instruction for Planet to bring their completion date forward by around 6 weeks. Rising to the challenge these dates were achieved by increasing our resources to enable us to complete without compromising the finish of the installation. Other challenges included the work being carried out in a tenanted building and to ensure minimal disruption to the other tenants, a large proportion of the works were carried out during the night.

Peter Owen, Managing Director for WD in the Midlands said of HS2:
“HS2 is such a strategically important project for our country’s ability to grow and compete globally that it was an honour to be responsible for creating the office environment for its team to take the plans forward”

Planet Partitioning would like to echo Mr Owen’s sentiment that working on such an historic project was a great honour.

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