10 May 2018
ISG in Singapore has successfully completed a project to transform the offices of British Petroleum (BP), at its Marina One East Tower base.
ISG has a close relationship with the multinational oil and gas giant, having delivered multiple real estate schemes for BP across Asia.
Dubbed “Project United”, the two-storey office scheme spans a total of 87,000 sq ft and was successfully delivered over a 17-week construction programme, in time for BP’s target move date.
The extensive fit out programme saw ISG create a vibrant office environment, complete with 800 workstations, over 60 meeting rooms, reception and guest waiting areas, collaborative and focus spaces, an IT support 'bar', quiet zones and restrooms.
The fit out involved critical infrastructure developments to accommodate BP’s trading floor within the new facility, which houses over 280 trading desks.
To enable smooth delivery of the UPS switch room, works were carried out during a scheduled maintenance shutdown, while construction continued simultaneously across both floors.
In order to deliver the significant technical requirements of BP’s new workspace, ISG designated in-house specialists to oversee works carried out across multiple zones on the two floors.
The new space also boasts several prominent design features, including timber batten wall panelling and an internal cantilever timber staircase as the centerpiece of the office, connecting the teams on the two floors.
The team encountered a number of challenges during the course of the project, including structural works to the staircase, which were required within a tight 11-week timeframe, and the need to manufacture and source a number of materials from overseas.