Fast on the heels of the very successful Aurora re-fit we were invited to tender for the proposed Britannia re-fit to be carried out during October 2019 in Brest, France. The proposal was that all public room, public areas, and circulation areas works would be awarded by the end of June to one single contractor, this represented by far the largest project we would tender to date.
As the project developed, and the contractual award date slipped, the shop and spa projects were taken out of the package. In July Atlantic Marine Interiors was awarded all remaining works. This was still one of our largest projects to date, and now with the added challenge of a very short lead time, and most European suppliers closed for the summer shut down during August.
The project involved:
- Works in 12 public rooms, with major works in two of those. Blue Bar converted to a new White Wall Art Gallery. Photo Gallery built to a completely new design with the addition of an electrical accessory shop.
- Works to the public cocktail & coffee bars, with major modifications and new equipment to the Java Café
- Major works to the Grand Atrium, including some 300 M2 of Marble uplifted, with new water jet cut Crema Marple Marble laid to a new design. New central feature sofa and lighting, new and re-upholstered furniture. Timber handrails throughout completely stripped and re-polished.
- Removal and installation of new automatic taps, soap dispensers and automatic doors to Public Toilets
- 20,000 M2 of carpet and underlay uplifted and re-laid to public cabin corridors, all three stair towers and lift lobbies and public rooms. A massive achievement completed within the allotted 13 days.
- With a work force of 134 multi trade personnel, management and logistic team, all areas were successfully contractually handed back to the Owner either on time or ahead of schedule.
The successful planning and completion of this project in challenging circumstances, firmly established Atlantic Marine Interiors as a preferred sub-contractor.