A new secure zone in Abuja
5 May 2018
Project: Technical fitout of secure zone
Customer: ESD and British High Commission
When the FCDO commissioned the construction of a new build British High Commission in Abuja, FCDO Services were appointed to design, supply, and install a site-wide technical fit out, and construction fit out of the new secure zone. Work included electrical and mechanical works, access control, an intruder detection system, CCTV, physical security, and a secure conference room.
FCDO Services were fully engaged with the project team throughout the design period; this collaborative approach ensured our designs were coordinated with the whole building scheme and all requirements from FCDO and our Partners Across Government (PAG) were consistent throughout the design.
FCDO Services was involved in technical delivery discussions with the PAGs from 2014, including close liaison with the UK construction project managers, Ridge Consultants, and these were key in establishing, clear specifications and overcame numerous technical issues. From project management to liaison and infrastructure installation, FCDO Services were very professional. The PAGs were provided with an excellent, fit for purpose platform which will greatly benefit our future key objectives
Project Manager – Global Network
The original plan was for FCDO Services to begin works once the main contractor had left site, however in reality the site was shared through much of the construction period. This meant implementing a different site management approach to ensure a safe, secure and coordinated construction site.
FCDO Services played a crucial role in the move to our fantastic new building in Abuja. The appointment of a dedicated FCDO Services Liaison Officer was a huge asset to senior management in Abuja. The Senior Point of Contact’s extensive knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile helped identify problems that would otherwise have resulted in inferior finishing, delay in occupation and additional costs. An excellent co-ordinated approach from FCDO Services was key to the overall success of this major project
Director Corporate Services – Nigeria Network
Labour on our site peaked at 25 engineers which needed expert coordination and our team had a constant presence throughout the project.
The high level of workmanship demonstrated our capability in coordinating different specialisms and delivering projects to completion.