As project managers, we take the time to build rapport across your business, so trust and understanding prevail throughout and with all the necessary expertise to help you manage the changes your organisation will undergo.
We look after the entire process, from creating workspace designs based on your business needs, preparing tender documents and ensuring that contractors’ performance is monitored and project costs are controlled throughout.
Clear reporting lines between our client, creative and technical design teams and the selected contractors is critical to the success of any office refurbishment or fit-out project.
“Utilising the project management skills, Rapport Solutions ensured a very smooth office delivery given the size and complexity of our office relocation project – it was delivered both on time and on budget. My own experience has taught me that you do not move offices every day; it is a significant investment for any business, and so you need to work with the best. I have absolutely no hesitation in saying that Rapport Solutions are the very best and it has been a pleasure to work with them.”
– David Blackburn, Chief People Officer, Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Understanding the challenges our clients face when planning an office relocation, or refurbishment is key to implementing the correct process to manage your project.
As project managers and design consultants we represent our clients’ interests and administer the contract on our client’s behalf as a single point of contact throughout your project. We work under fixed term contracts and agreed fees.
Through consultation, we take timeto work with you to understand your business and the specific needs of your people. We employ tried and tested project management techniques and challenge the brief to test assumptions and stretch aspirations in order to consider the widest range of options. Our management tools are designed to provide visibility into the project and ensure that effective decisions are made and on time, according to the constraints of the build programme.
The Rapport Space Audit is based on evidence from the fields of environmental psychology, wellbeing and behaviour change.
The redesign of space typically involves some element of behaviour change, whether it is drawing people in to engage in an urban space, encouraging them to recycle, or transitioning from a traditional office layout to hot-desking.
We leverage psychological evidence to help you plan for successful behaviour change. Ensuring the process runs and delivers smoothly by facilitating user engagement and feedback.
We provide specialist project management and support to create tailored solutions for all project types and sizes, within the commercial office market. Throughout the construction industry, there are different methods of procuring; Design and Build| Two Stage Tender| Detail and Build. All have advantages and disadvantages which need careful consideration and aligning with the client’s project objectives.
To find out what the best procurement method is for your office fit-out click here: Office Fit-Out Procurement Methods
The cost of moving to a new office space can often be prohibitive. You could be looking to find additional space for staff or making more efficient use of the office space you already have. Therefore, undertaking an officeplanning exercise andrefurbishment can provide a viable alternative when seeking to meet the changing objectives of your business.
Whatever your reasons, we can guide and help you create a workspace that reflects the culture and ethos of your company both now and in the future.
Maintaining business continuity during an office relocation project is vital. It’s so important that we have developed a comprehensive Checklist to help you ensure that nothing is overlooked. Working to carefully laid office relocation plans, we can help your business to avoid costly mistakes and any interruption to your productivity.
A successful office relocation project will see your staff sitting in their new office environment on that first morning with all equipment, including your IT infrastructure, in place and working. We’ve made that happen time and time again. We remain on call for the initial settling period to answer any questions that may arise following your occupation.
Please find a selection of our recent projects below.