It’s been a very busy and encouraging start to 2021 across the Optimum spectrum, particularly with the growth of our Welsh division and with Combined Services continuing to expand their client base. However, with remote working still in effect and social distancing rotas still in place for all our offices, all our teams have been doing a fantastic job to ensure extensive COVID protocols are adhered to. Keeping our staff and stakeholders safe is still our priority at Optimum.
Other notable business achievements have been Optimum Drywall’s first principal contract role at Sunnymead Care Home, Southmead for longstanding client Cedar Care Homes which expeditiously has now lead to another identical project in Almondsbury (more information on this soon). With all this said, we are delighted to announce that last month, Optimum Combined Services completed and handed over their first principal contract role in Bath. A project that exceeded expectations and gets us well-underway in fulfilling a long-term ambition of becoming a competitive main contractor in this field.
Working in collaboration with interior designers Re:Designing Space, the OCS team have been busy wrapping up a full office refurbishment for Global Intellectual Property firm and patent/trademark specialists eIP, UK. The scope of the project encompassed a variety of Optimum Combined’s specialisms with Drylining, Plastering, Suspended Ceilings, and all decoration aspects carried out on the project. Optimum’s FIRAS accredited installers were also working on the project ensuring that the fire doors and passive fire protection systems met the required standards and were then upgraded if required.
As the principal contractor, we coordinated all trades across the supply chain including health & safety, quality assurance, and project management professionals, providing regular progress reports for the client.
Terrance, Managing & Creative Director of Re: Designing has been pleased with our involvement “I’d just like to say that OCS involvement with fitting out EIP’s office in Bath has been a good collaboration delivering as promised. The service provided has been comprehensive and the final outcome very pleasing. The team has been attentive and have responded well to the inevitable issues arising and have ensured the safe and efficient delivery of the project”.
Optimum Combined’s project lead and Operations Manager Matt Charlton had this to say about our performance; “We at Optimum take great pleasure in delivering projects on time and within budget. This project has been challenging at times with varying bespoke details to consider but our team has consistently ensured that the highest standards and quality were maintained throughout the refurbishment. We have cherished this opportunity of our first Principal Contractor role and believe we have succeeded; we are looking forward to the next one”.
A full website case study, as well as final updates, will shortly be available on our new dedicated Optimum Combined Services LinkedIn page.