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Durabilis Deliver Covid-19 Testing Stations

We were asked if we could quickly transform a large meeting space in an Aylesford Distribution Centre into a Covid-19 Testing Centre. The requirement was to install a new temporary hard floor and 12 individual testing booths. Each booth had separation screens to shield the patient and testing teams.

From being instructed, procuring the materials, and completing the installation ready to start testing, the project was delivered in just five days.

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Durabilis Help the NHS With Covid 19 Vaccinations

Durabilis were approached in mid December to quickly supply and install new flooring into a sports hall ready to convert to a temporary vaccination centre for the NHS.

Durabilis met a very tight deadline of two days to install 650sqm of vinyl flooring and base membrane layer.

The NHS team inspected the completed works and were very impressed with the speed and finish that Durabilis delivered allowing the Vaccination centre to be ready on time.

Up and running
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Reception Area Refurbishment

Scope

Conversion of vacated corporate headquarters foyer into a reception area suitable for multi occupancy business tenants.

The brief

Create a welcoming reception with a clean, contemporary, look and feel.

The area was stripped back to bare walls with the previous occupants branding removed. The Durabilis team then installed a new bespoke designed and built reception desk and security pod complete with Covid-19 compliant removable screens, new decoration, and furniture.

The area was completed with a stunning living wall moss landscape and branding.

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Repurpose of Space

Scope:

As a result of the Nteractive business expanding, more office space was required. The ground floor that was previously occupied by a tenant became available. With the acquisition of the additional floor, Nteractive instructed Durabilis to repurpose the space to create a suite of meeting rooms, collaboration spaces, and upholstered phone booths.

The full works consisted of, stripping out the existing area ready to receive new ceilings, sound proofed glass fronted meeting rooms, and two fully upholstered sound damped phone booths. The relocation of services within the space allowed for the addition of a kitchen.

To complete the new look, a contemporary glass entry door was installed within the lobby, new flooring laid throughout, and the communal areas receiving a new paint scheme,

DBL:

This project gave the Durabilis team new and exciting challenges working with new materials to create a crisp modern look.

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Durabilis launch Electrical and Maintenance Division

I am delighted to announce the launch of Durabilis Electrical and Maintenance (DEM) with Kevin Brown and Richard Weeks heading up this new enterprise.

Kevin and Richard are experienced Electrical Engineers and Contracts Managers having spent many years in the industry starting out as apprentices. We are fortunate to have them join our team and they are the perfect fit for this new service offering.

This is an exciting expansion for me and demonstrates our ambition to grow and provide a total offering to our clients.

DEM now offer commercial electrical testing, maintenance and installations plus, property maintenance services through our skilled team of tradesmen led by Kevin and Richard.

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Kevin, Richard, and the wider DEM team on board.

Jonathan Stone

Director.

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Jen Heads West

After spending several years with Durabilis Jen Chapman is heading west to take up a new position in Bristol.

When Jen joined Durabilis she brought with her considerable construction project management skills and experience.

 As well as fulfilling her day to day role Jen shared her skills and experience by mentoring some of her Durabilis colleagues in project management processes to help build their personal skill sets and ultimately, benefit our clients.

Jen helped to expand our portfolio of clients, and then maintained and managed those new relationships throughout her tenure here.

All at Durabilis will miss her but, we wish Jen every success in her new role.

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Teresa Joins the Team

We are pleased to announce that Teresa Jurd has joined our Administration team.

Teresa brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience of accounts and general administration from her previous roles. She’s slotted straight in and instantly become a valued and respected member of the team.

We are privileged to have her and wish her every success here at Durabilis.

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Farewell to Joe

I’m sad to announce that after over ten years’ service, Joe Townsend has decided to pursue a new opportunity away from Durabilis.

Joe has managed and delivered many large and complex projects for Durabilis which have contributed to our success as a business during his tenure here. Joe is a larger than life character who is well known and respected by both our clients and his Durabilis colleagues.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Joe for his service, and on behalf of myself and his colleagues wish him every success for the future.

These will be large boots to fill but, Durabilis now have a vacancy for a Site Manager

Jonathan Stone

Director

Joe’s last Durabilis Supper Breakfast
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John Lewis and Partners Tender Success 2019

After a rigorous selection process, I am delighted to announce that Durabilis have once again been successful in renewing our contract for the supply of Office Moves and related construction works for the John Lewis Partnership Head Office Sites. 

Maintaining the long standing relationship with the Partnership is greatly valued by Durabilis and I’d like to extend my personal thanks to our Senior Contracts Manager, Colin Marsh, who works tirelessly to ensure the Partnerships high expectations are consistently upheld.

Both Colin and I look forward to continued working with the JLP Facilities and Construction teams in the future.

Jonathan Stone

Director

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IT Test & Development Room Refurbishment

Client: John Lewis Partnership
Location: Jubilee House, Bracknell
Project size: Medium
Time Scale: Six Weeks
Delivered: January 2018

Scope

Convert a former print store into an IT Test and Development centre to house a large retail enterprise IT test environment.

Removal of a fire shutter and brick up the former opening. Create new rooms within the space and create new door openings within the existing walls. Decoration to the new rooms and installation of vinyl floor. Installation of power, data and LED lighting.

Relocation and installation of Test and Development infrastructure from various locations into the new rooms creating a single consolidated Testing environment.

Durabilis Comments

A diverse project, involving a range of trades needing careful project management to ensure a smooth coexistence of the different trades to deliver within the timescales. The project also required close collaboration with the client’s IT teams to ensure the careful and precise relocation of the existing test and development equipment by the Durabilis team into the new location.

 

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