Forward-thinking landlord fit out

Landlord Epic UK wanted more from its 78,000 sq ft office building on Bath Road in Slough. With a keen eye on the market and a vision to transform its existing asset into a hot property for prospective tenants, the landlord started a 12-month refurbishment programme to convert all four floors into Grade A office space with enhanced views, high quality finishes and green credentials.

Project partners

  • TMD Project Management
  • Stiff + Trevillion
  • Gleeds Quantity Surveyors
  • Hive M&E Consulting

The substantial, full-scale refurbishment looked not only at the existing floorspace within the building, but also at adding more space through clever structural reconfigurations. We partially-infilled the atrium to gain more internal floorspace and built stunning winter garden balconies into the wall to provide innovative communal breakout zones.

In another significant structural component of the project, we extended the third floor over the existing terrace to create an all-new rooftop dining area with views reaching Windsor Castle. Complete with full catering facilities as well as indoor and outdoor seating, this al fresco space is a wonderful addition to the amenities on offer to tenants - perfect for entertaining guests, having lunch or getting some fresh air.

The attraction for occupiers

Tenants will love Epic UK’s new office. The building is now fitted with a bespoke ceiling raft system that features integrated lighting, heating and cooling. The mechanical, electrical and power infrastructure was entirely replaced and boasts a sustainable design to ensure energy efficiency and alignment with targeted BREEAM Excellent and Fitwel requirements. In addition, to meet the increased energy requirements for greater occupancy, a new mains power supply was installed and the existing three lifts were replaced.

Tenants will also benefit from a state-of-the-art gym with tough-wearing rubber floors, showers and changing rooms. We updated the basement car park to include electric charging points, scooter parking and secure cycle storage.

Outside, significant landscaping has completely transformed the arrival scene and front entrance to the building. A new wraparound canopy, freshly spray-painted brickwork and external window frames, paved areas and walkways with raised planters, shrubbery and tiered seating make an immediate and lasting positive first impression.

Overcoming structural challenges

We were responsive and flexible to any challenges that arose throughout the duration of the project, one of which required major planning and immediate action: the insufficient foundations. It was discovered that the existing foundations weren’t strong enough to support the proposed weight of the new fit out. So, we dug under the basement car park to substantially increase the foundations and added a network of supporting steel to spread the load.

Calling all tenants

A year-long project with many partners and consultants has ended in an office worthy of attracting the best tenants. Epic UK’s commitment to making 217 Bath Road the best it can be is nothing short of commendable.

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