Our most recent client is a National and European building firm who supply building equipment and services. In addition to their UK operation, they also export and supply equipment and services globally. As the company has been expanding they were looking to set up a new site in Southern England, therefore contacted Puffin Solutions for planning and design.
Project Requirement: New office and warehouse build
Timescales were very tight as our client needed the works undertaken quickly and professionally so they could start trading straight away. The client needed a partner that had the experience in decommissioning hardware, providing logistics and Structured cabling services both Voice and Data for there new Unit which included open warehouse space and offices.
A key driver to the project was to minimise the impact on existing service levels to both internal and external customers. As a result, Puffin Solutions worked with the client to produce a phased programme of works where critical clusters of cabling and associated network cabling and racking were moved and re-installed in a single period of time, making sure that this time period was as short as possible. The scope also included a new cabinet, PDU units, and Cat6 double data sockets for both Voice and Data, new Dado trunking and Electrical Sockets. Finally, any rubbish relating to the move was removed from the site and disposed of in line with both the clients and Puffins environmental policies.
Challenges of the project
The key challenge was minimising the interruption to service levels. To ensure this, it was essential to make sure that the install happened over the shortest period of time. It was also necessary to ensure the cable audits were done thoroughly to ensure the original connectivity was duplicated at the new location and installed to plan.
Feedback from client
I went and took a look on Thursday and am very happy with the works completed. The project was achieved with a seamless transition from beginning to end.