Established in 1904, Danish shipping and logistics giant, Maersk, has grown into a global company employing 110,000 people in 125 countries worldwide.
Maersk took out a lease on floors 11 and 12 of The Plaza, a prestigious office building on Liverpool’s Old Hall Street, offering the city’s largest commercial floorplate. Trustland had carried out the base fit out of the two floors for the building's owners, creating a ‘blank canvas’ office space for the new tenant to fit out to its own requirements.
Amongst those requirements was a completely new data suite to provide all the IT services to Maersk’s new offices. This area had to be kept at a constant and precise temperature to ensure the smooth running of the client’s IT systems and prolong the life of the hardware. Other requirements included creating rooms to suit the daily activities and functionality of the offices, incorporating all the necessary electrical services.
The Trustland Group worked alongside their partners Kimpton Building Services and Rosebery Group as TKR to undertake the mechanical, construction and electrical services, presenting a unique approach to tackling the £2 million refurbishment project.
The two 27,000 sq ft floorplates were converted into manageable work spaces, meeting rooms and offices using glazed partitions. In addition to management offices, meeting rooms and a training room, a dining area incorporating a servery and kitchen with catering capabilities for 200 staff, was installed. An impressive lobby was created with the use of real wood veneers and back painted glass.