- Procurement Route
- Direct to ISG Trade Contractors / Supply Chain
- Completion Date
- Jan 2022
- Form Of Contract
- Project Manager
- 19,000 sq ft
- Program Duration
- 12 weeks
- Aedas (ID)
- ME Engineer
In the far east of Singapore, a refreshed workplace and dedicated staff cafeteria cum private dining space at Changi business park welcome employees of a Chinese Technology giant, the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment supplier today, with a growing presence in Singapore for the past 20 years.
The projectAppointed main contractor for this project, ISG successfully completed highly customised fit-out works to refresh the company’s existing workplace and create an all-new exclusive dining enclave at Changi Business Park. The full suite of works included interior fit-out, design and build for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works, as well as proprietary IT, security and AV system installations.
This project appointment follows ISG’s successful delivery of the Chinese Technology giant’s earlier office expansion project at The Metropolis in Singapore, completed in just 8 weeks in 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The office rejuvenation and fitting out of the new staff cafeteria located in the Ultro and Signature Building respectively, were delivered concurrently over 3 months.
An evolved work environment designed for inclusivityCovering 12,500 sq ft, a new open-plan seating arrangement for 122 dedicated workstations was designed and installed to create a collaborative and informal work setting. Designated open-access tiny booths were also placed across the office, leading up to two directors’ rooms and three enclosed meeting rooms that converge at the far end of the workplace.
State of the art meeting facilities and smart technology
The boardroom and meeting rooms are equipped with the company’s proprietary smart tv and interactive board equipment, designed to enable seamless online and offline interactions between colleagues attending virtual and hybrid meetings while based in different geographic locations.
All meeting proceedings and entailing documentation are programmed to be made digitally available to all attendees in real-time.
A dining destination just for employees
An all-new staff cafeteria welcomes the company’s employees come mealtimes. Covering close to 7,000 sqft, the space consists of a general dining area, miniature private booths, a live noodle bar and buffet area, and two VIP private dining rooms.
Acoustic panels are used as ceiling features while a self-maintaining natural moss wall featuring famous Singapore landmarks greets visitors upon entry, contributing to a soft, relaxed, and conducive dining experience for all.
Operating the kitchen with peace of mind
The full-service kitchen and serving areas are designed for high-volume, quick service requirements – with specialised kitchen equipment imported and installed to meet the exacting technical requirements of the head chef and his team. An environmentally-friendly kitchen ventilation system extracts released cooking fumes and converts them into dust for disposal while the kitchen is operating.
All works were carried out in a live building environment during restricted hours. Given the limited construction time and tight project timeline, work sequences had to be planned, made flexible, and sectioned clearly in order not to affect other work areas and neighbouring tenants. A flexible migration plan for deliveries was put in place to ensure non-interference to ongoing works, while optimising the use of the single entry and exit allocated to the site project teams.