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New BP head office in Oman

The new office project comprised the fit-out of approximately 5,000m² of commercial offices to provide workspace, associated support and amenity facilities and basement parking for approximately 380 staff members.

The open office plan covered five levels and was fitted out to the highest contemporary corporate standards, including:

  • Two reception areas
  • Meeting room suites
  • Prayer rooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Majilis
  • Quiet rooms
  • Breakout spaces
  • A canteen
  • Multifunctional spaces
  • Training rooms
  • Ancillary space
  • Rooms for incident management
  • IT infrastructure rooms

Our role

The scope of Currie & Brown's services included:

  • Reviewing existing building facility conditions and physical requirements
  • Determining stakeholders’ technical requirements
  • Appointing, managing and co-ordinating the work of all third parties
  • Producing a building due diligence report
  • Liaising with the landlord to obtain building information and permissions
  • Providing advice on property suitability, quality and logistics
  • Preparing and managing a master programme and works schedule
  • Preparing budget reports, tender reports and post-contract construction phase cost management
  • Providing procurement and contract advice
  • Supporting the negotiating and procurement team as required
  • Managing the design process, including stakeholder input
  • Managing the EOI/RFI/RFP and procurement process for various contractors and suppliers
  • Undertaking contract administration and project controls management

Currie & Brown provided several test fit-out options with costs to suit the client’s requirements. Our years of experience in working with the client gave us a depth of knowledge of their internal procedures, processes and governance, from design guides and codes to complex procurement and probity requirements. This familiarity allowed us to operate with more speed and accuracy as we navigated stakeholder management, schedule development and the actual technical work involved.

Our experience of delivering projects in the Sultanate of Oman, and understanding the local market, allowed us to navigate a complex procurement gateway process that involved bespoke contracts and staged approval by the Ministry of Oil and Gas as well as following BP’s internal Capital Value Process.

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