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Project Overview

Client Cayan

Project Value £1.3million

Key Contact Sue Blanche: Development Director

Expertise Interior Fit-Out

Sector Office

Timeline September 2015 - February 2016

Location Northern Ireland

Cayan Office Fit-Out

Bringing Boston's business to Belfast

Project Summary

Our sector expertise and professional approach saw us appointed to the two floor fit-out for U.S. company Cayan, a Smart payments company.

The project was completed in the modern, state-of-the-art City Quays 1 building in the heart of Belfast City. The 22,500 square-feet space was transformed into a functional, yet striking place of work.

The office area complements the collaborative style of the expanding international company, encompassing the ideal working environment for both collaborative and independent working projects.

Project Brief

Cayan's business relies on an agile, collaborative approach, and the fit out of their space needed to embody that same mind-set. The fit-out was to represent the style of the business' brand while ensuring the office was a unique and cleverly executed space equipped for the social and innovative style of work synonymous with Cayan.

Project Challenges

The increased work space was essential due to 50 new employees being welcomed to Cayan's Belfast office. However, the new space was located just 50m from another occupied office space, meaning the fit-out was to be carried out during working hours while causing minimal disruption to those in the nearby office.

Project Solution

With another tenant, Baker McKenzie, already in place, our detailed Logistics and Disruption Management plan kept the fit-out on target and budget whilst allowing the building’s other tenants to go about their business with as little disruption as possible. We also arranged for deliveries to arrive at night and our contractors to use different entrances than Cayan staff to further minimise any disturbance.

Outputs & Benefits Delivered

Unique Space Creation of a unique, sci-fi office space in Belfast's historic maritime area with areas designed for both work and play

Mitigating Disruption Successful management of the project from beginning to end with little or no disruption of day to day business activities

Project Efficiency Project was delivered on time and on budget within a live environment

Resolving Challenges Successful management of any and all challenges throughout the project, including early identification of any potential obstacles and the ability to engineer an effective solution

Innovative Construction Offsetting any additional costs associated with revised designs or additions with innovative construction changes

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"GRAHAM fully delivered on the design vision to provide prime office accommodation. We have no hesitation in recommending their people and their approach"

Harry McConnell RPP Project Architect

"We have created a market leading office development for Belfast and we want to ensure that the office fit-out is completed to a similar high standard…the stellar pedigree of GRAHAM (Interior Fit Out) has been proven time and again"

Graeme Johnstone Belfast Harbour Property Director

"Cayan is building the future of payments in both Boston and Belfast - so we wanted every inch of our office space to reflect our evolving journey"

Henry Helgeson Cayan CEO

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