Wates completes DWP jobcentre fit-outs across Scotland
£6.6m Jobcentre refurbishment roll out on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Wates was appointed to deliver five fit-out projects at sites in Scotland, following an increased demand for Jobcentres as a result of the pandemic.
The work was secured through the DWP’s Rapid Estates Expansion Programme, which was created in a drive to expand face-to-face Jobcentre services and support jobseekers.
A full refurbishment of sites in Falkirk, Aberdeen, Inverness, Ayr and Dundee were carried out, which included a complete interior strip out and the installation of new flooring, walls and ceilings, mechanical and electrical systems, equipment and finishes.
The creation of these five Jobcentres across Scotland will boost jobseeker support as the UK recovers from the pandemic.
The DWP is one of Smartspace’s key customers, and securing the work on this project is testimony to the expertise of our team and the understanding we’ve developed of our client’s needs. We worked collaboratively with key partners to ensure the work was delivered smoothly, on time and within budget.”
Managing Director of Wates Smartspace
Wates delivered the work alongside a number of contractors, including electrical and mechanical contractor John G Mackintosh, Jarvis Build, painting and joinery firm Natgem, decorating suppliers Kindecs, and flooring specialists Delbosq Ltd.
Wates works across a number of sectors, including banking, retail, developers, pharmaceutical, healthcare, broadcasters, and owners and occupiers of commercial offices and public sector organisations. Project values range from £20,000 to £25m.