Scottish Enterprise, Renfrewshire Business Gateway
Paisley town centre
The relocation of Business Gateway’s Renfrewshire office saw the branch moving into premises in Paisley town centre’s pedestrian precinct, offering a central location to hold interviews, seminars and workshops to provide advice and assistance for start-up and growing businesses in Renfrewshire.
Pacific Building were tasked with the conversion of the premises from their previous use as a bookmaker’s shop to fully formed office facilities.
While the location of offices afforded easily access for Renfrewshire businesses, working within a pedestrianised area brought challenges in terms of access and the hours during which certain works could be completed.
However, the result was an outstanding success, thanks to our ability to deliver to specification and our renowned “right first time” approach.
The full scope of the project included the addition of partition ceilings, toilets, a curved feature wall at the reception and a full refurbishment to the shop front to ensure that the entire premises reflected the Business Gateway branding while complying with Renfrewshire Council’s guidelines for store front design.
Pacific Building worked closely to the council’s access rules during the build, which included flexible shift patterns and close liaison with suppliers to ensure that deliveries and removal of the previous fittings and all waste took place within the defined hours.
Due care and attention was taken to ensure that the safety of the general public was always a top priority whenever vehicle access was required.
The project was successfully completed within the budget and the timescales set. All aspects of the facility were completed to the high standards expected by Scottish Enterprise, in addition to creating a comfortable and flexible working environment for Business Gateway, who have, since the completion of this project, relocated again.
Pacific Building were delighted to be involved in the creation of the offices and have enjoyed a continued relationship with Scottish Enterprise, thanks to our expertise and core values.