Clinical and administration space in London is very scarce and expensive, NIFES calculated that removing some of the internal partition walls would gain 22% more usable floor space. Gaining this space meant that additional workstations could be introduced.
It was specified that Wooden Spoon House was to stay fully functional throughout the duration of the space reconfiguration and refurbishment works. Consequently, NIFES designed and implemented a phasing programme for the project, this ensured the building remained operational for the duration of the works.
The project was successfully delivered on time and on budget.
The positive benefits of the refurbishment included:
Twenty-five additional workstations on the first floor. This alone saved Lambeth PCT money on additional rent of a new facility