Department of Health - Quarry House Level 2 Leeds
Willmott Dixon Interiors were appointed to deliver the refurbishment of 64,583 sq ft of commercial office space in Leeds on level 2 of Quarry House on behalf of the Department of Health.
Quarry House originally opened in July 1993 and provided new headquarters for a government ministry and cost £85 million to build – equivalent to c.£190 million today.
It housed 2,500 staff and boasted its own hairdressers, nursery and dentists, as well as a gymnasium and tranquil gardens. Visitors were greeted by a specially-woven water theme carpet in the foyer and could access facilities including a luxury swimming pool and bar.
The project included the modernisation of the internal arrangements on a single-level, large floor plate.
Utilising a new office design and layout of circa 580 desks, the area is made up of a mixture of fixed and hot-desking facilities with all ancillary and support facilities provided within the self-contained office floor.
BIM Level 2 and digital tools have been implemented to support the design and construction phase, as well as providing better asset data to support the operations and maintenance of the building.
Procured under the Scape Construction National Framework, Willmott Dixon Interiors delivered the CAT B fit-out and refurbishment of 64,583 sq ft of commercial office space in Leeds.
The completed project has delivered:
- New modern office accommodation for approximately 800 staff members on level 2 of Quarry House.
- 69% of spend within 10 miles of the project site.
- 120% social return on investment delivered against the project value.
- 36% pf labour from within 10 miles of the project site.