A Lodge with no complaints!

The latest stage in Kerry Food’s consolidation programme has completed. The result is a stunning new conference centre. “The success of the project,” says Tracey Brian (Facilities Manager, Kerry Foods), “was in large part due to amazing teamwork!!”

Prior to the transformation ‘The Lodge’ was a semi-derelict building used only for storage. The original building was totally demolished and has been replaced by a modern, single-storey, eco-building housing 4/5 meeting suites all fitted with state-of-the-art media systems.

Much of The Manor’s meeting space was taken up when the staff from Medlake Place moved in, so flexible, formal meet areas became scarce and a necessity! The conference centre now houses the company’s bi-monthly meeting when the space is reconfigured to become a theatre (accommodating up to 60 people) and camera streaming means that other divisions can also be involved in proceedings. Furthermore one-way mirrors and recording facilities mean that Kerry can now bring their market research in-house too! Previously the company was conducting focus groups off-site and incurring hire costs.

The flexibility of the space is key. Reconfigurable walls and conference tables mean that suites can be adapted to suit small and large groups and host training days. The rooms are light and bright with large windows and LED lighting. The finish is modern and high spec – altogether an inviting and inspiring meeting space.

Metric designed and completed the entire interior specification, we project managed working alongside Kerry’s specified architects, builders and ICT team.

Tracey Brian summarises, “ It was a slick operation from start to finish. The work was carried out at quite a pace and, despite the usual unforeseen complications involved with a build of this magnitude, all parties pulled out all the stops to achieve the tight completion deadline. As Project Manager, Edward was very hands-on and managed to coordinate the various phases and contractors seamlessly. It was a seriously harmonious project!

We can always rely on Metric to deliver.  They are always professional and dedicated. The team are friendly, helpful and operate to the highest of standards. We are already talking to them about future projects!”

We at Metric would like to extend a huge thank you to the entire Kerry team and all the contractors involved for making this project such a pleasure to be involved with!

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