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Re-fit on an iconic British building

RMF were honoured to have been appointed as the sole raised flooring contractor involved in the re-fit of the Old Admiralty Buildings. Working in partnership with a leading UK interior fit out contractor we worked to restore this historical building to ensure it remains fit for use for many years to come.

The Old Admiralty Buildings is Grade II listed building complex in Whitehall and it was previously home to the Foreign and Commonwealth office. The Old Admiralty Building has housed some of the most famous figures in history and literature, including former Prime Minister Winston Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty, and James Bond author - and former naval intelligence officer - Ian Fleming, whose renowned ‘Room 39' was located inside the walls during World War II. It was also home to Admiral ‘Blinker' Hall's Naval Intelligence Department in World War I and later occupied by Lord Mountbatten when he became Fourth Sea Lord in 1950.

The CAT B fit-out and refurbishment, included 250,670 square foot of office space across five floors and it now offers government a flexible working environment that will make the most of the famous landmark building for many years to come.

RMF’s scope of works spanned 350 individual rooms and the installation of all new medium grade raised access flooring. Each of the five floors had an individual build manager allocated to co-ordinate the works meaning communication and robust project management was vital from RMF.

RMF’s programme of installation spanned an 18 month period and we worked with all on-site teams to ensure that all works were delivered as required. RMF had dedicated site management personnel on site liaising with build managers and quality control, we also ensured our attendance at daily morning briefing and regular sub contractor meetings to ensure any potential barriers were addressed in a timely manner. The raised flooring package was delivered by RMF on time and within the predicted budget, this was of particular importance given the involvement of government spending.

RMF are extremely proud to have worked on such an iconic project and within a building steeped in history, we hope the teams working inside the building find it is now more suited to a modern working environment.


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