The LGMA is a state agency that provides a range of professional services to local authorities. They work collaboratively with all 31 local authorities to support the coordinated and cost-effective delivery of local government services and policy.
LGMA wanted to refurbish their main office within the Phoenix House development (spreading L1 to L6) to incorporate open plan office spaces, adding tea stations & break-out hubs. In addition to that, an innovation centre and reception were fully fitted out and expanded incorporating adjacent meeting room areas.
Axiseng was commissioned by DMOD to lead the M&E refurbishment incorporating sustainable principles throughout.
All floors were refurbished for the central open plan space with new lighting, modifications to ventilation system and fully upgraded wireless fire alarm system for the whole building.
With the existing building being of certain age, there were a few challenges that we had to overcome during the project. There were no ‘as-built’ drawings or O&Ms available for the services we were making modifications to. Some existing services had to be rerouted due to the new exposed services, the installed fire alarm could not be modified as parts of it were unavailable, so a new wireless fire alarm had to be installed with the scope added during construction.
We were able to navigate these challenges through working closely with the architect and contractors and visiting site as opening-up works continued throughout.
To make the refurbishment more sustainable, we reused existing systems where possible and improved them aesthetically where exposed ceilings were being incorporated into the design.