Following a busy 6 weeks on site in Barcelona, phase 1 and 2 are now complete. With the addition of a brand-new staff kitchen and breakout, soft seating areas and a fully refurbished office, the employees have moved in and started to make themselves feel at home.
This milestone, however, has not been achieved without rigorous planning, challenges and unexpected obstacles that have been a result of working in a different country. Thankfully, we have an outstanding team of contractors who have flown out and been on site since the beginning, fighting every metaphorical fire that has been presented to them. Whether it’s having to work through the local laws and restrictions preventing deliveries over a certain size entering the city, or having to uncover and fix unexpected existing problems with the building and working with foreign standards, the team have come together and pulled out all the stops.
There have been so many unknowns that, no matter how much time, planning and scheduling goes into the programme, some issues are completely impossible to foresee. Our team and partners will do whatever it takes with minimal disruption, to pull it out of the bag and have been working tirelessly to ensure that our design comes in on time and on budget. As phase 3 is about to commence, we are reaching the final stretch of the programme.