Margaret Place, Queenstown

If you are looking for new tenants in your commercial property, sometimes you can get away with a fresh coat of paint and some new furniture.

For this case however, the building owner realised that a proper refurbishment was required in order to make the property more attractive to prospective tenants.

Previously used as a storage site, COB Construction was able to turn a vacant warehouse into the main office of a local scaffolding business.

Upon pricing the job, Bill quickly recognised the needs of the future tenants. This resulted in the team agreeing on a 2-stage project to get it ready for occupation.

Stage One

Stage one focused on general improvements to the building with the focus being on office based work. The renovation of the building involved replacing the old stairs, adding windows, re-insulating the walls, installing a new entrance door, establishing a carpeted reception area and painting the whole office.

Stage Two

Stage two was to make best use of the space behind the office. This became the “smoko” break area, where staff could relax while not working. COB Construction installed a kitchenette as well as sufficient seating for all employees.  These doubled as storage units for 14 staff members’ personal belongings thanks to Bill’s innovative lift-up bench seats, complete with padlocks.