from a building control perspective as the intended occupancy exceeds the amount that the building was originally designed for.


MEETING ‘PLACE’ Office Principles has completed a turnkey fit out solution for international meeting rooms provider, Meet in Place, in its new London space on King William Street.

The design and workplace consultant cut two weeks from the original works programme to accommodate Meet in Place, co-ordinating the project to ensure that all third-party suppliers delivered on time and that furniture was in place, so that the 6,200 sq ft


AFTERCARE SERVICE With time being a precious commodity for facilities managers, the last thing they need are products and systems needing time-draining maintenance. Manufacturer of drinking water systems, Zip Water UK, has revitalised its HydroCare service plans to make Zip ownership as simple and hassle- free for FMs as possible.

The new plans, which include just two straightforward options, tailored to a business’s specific needs, are just part of the company’s renewed commitment to aftercare.

The two new plans are: HydroCare and HydroCare Plus. HydroCare includes regular, pre-scheduled services and inspections (depending on usage), taste filter changes, system sanitisation, and unlimited call outs - parts and labour are also included in the monthly fee.

HydroCare Plus includes all of the above with the additional benefit of

space could become fully operational at the earliest opportunity.

Work included a full fit out to create a cellularized space, accommodating a variety of rooms with a boutique hotel approach, in keeping with the brand. Particular attention was given to acoustics, along with compliance to building regulations, in relation to access routes for fire safety, fresh air and bathroom facilities.

Joint Managing Director of Office Principles, Cyril Parsons explained: “We took meticulous care and were rigorous in the level of consultation

“The client wanted an engineered timber floor throughout, with an oak finish, to reflect the style established in its premises in New York and Tel Aviv. Our concern was to ensure that this didn’t have a detrimental effect, in terms of the acoustics, and could be integrated with the partitioning, while also creating a smooth transition from the lift to the general office floor space.”

Stefanie Sebald, Design Director for Meet in Place, said: “Office Principles had previously completed work for other tenants at this address and we were greatly impressed by the team’s conscientious approach, ensuring that final presentation was flawless.

“They put a lot of effort into the early stages, making sure the transition period working with us as a design lead client, and other third parties, was seamless.”

up. With over 60% of the UK being affected by hard water, this option is vital in ensuring a product’s longevity.

The agile options ensure customers have the right service plan for their requirements and that the high- performing products continue to deliver quality filtered water, whatever the water condition or volume of usage.

limescale management, important for systems in hard water areas or those who simply want to prevent potentially damaging limescale build

HydroCare plans are available in one to five year-long agreements, making the maintenance of Zip systems convenient, efficient and cost effective. With Zip’s directly-employed team of over 90 dedicated field service operatives – at least one in every county across the UK – call-outs are quick and easy to organise, providing customers with the best possible service without any fuss. Plus, with the introduction of electric vehicles to the fleet, Zip is continuing to build on its environmental credentials. TOMORROW’S FM | 15

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