• Published on March 04, 2012

Summertown continued to maintain its reputation for quality, transparency and track delivery with the execution of the second phase of the Siemens workspace project in “The Galleries” building, at Jebel Ali, and in a record fit-out that took just 8 short weeks to complete.

Summertown worked alongside design consultant Bluehaus Group, MEP consultants Clarke Samadhin Associates and Project and Cost Management firm ARCADIS in addition to Siemen’s own Project Management team.

The project brief from Siemens required a series of flexible workstations that would stay true to Siemens’ global open office concept whilst promoting creativity within the team. Siemens looked for a space that would allow employees to carry out tasks effectively and move around the workspace with ease, whether to informally brainstorm a project with a colleague or allowing individuals to work undisturbed. The execution required strict adherence to budget and timeframe with emphasis on a high quality end product.

“When setting up our regional office in Dubai, it was our foremost ambition to establish an office that embraced the company’s forward-thinking attitude and spoke to our focus on the needs of our employees. We were delighted to see a high standard of organization and collaboration between Bluehaus Group, ARCADIS and Summertown throughout the project –  this is something that was fundamental in the development of a modern, open office environment that is truly Siemens,” commented Terry John Baptiste, Head of Real Estate – Lower Gulf at Siemens.

“We are very proud to have the opportunity to work with such heavyweights in the interiors industry on this project and this partnership has been a driving force in allowing us to deliver the space to Siemens in such a short timeframe. With such a strong presence throughout the Middle East and globally, it has been a great experience to work with such a big name as Siemens and we hope to have the opportunity to take on more projects of this scale,” added Jimmy Lynch, General Manager of Summertown Interiors.