Utopicus, a coworking company that creates spaces that promoting innovation and collaboration, has once again placed its trust in FLULLE. This time, the job requires developing Utopicus Colegiata, located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the world, in the Embajadores district in the heart of Madrid, according to the ranking published by the British magazine Time Out. An old commercial gallery has been converted into a flexible workspace that has several meeting rooms, an adaptible multidisciplinary room and more than 150 workstations distributed around the central double-height common gallery space.
During the first, works were carried out to adapt the premises for use as a coworking office, taking into account the municipal requirements for obtaining the applicable permits. With the main objective of carrying out the different tasks within the shortest possible delays so as not to interrupt tenants’ work schedule, we proposed a three-week plan for the premises to be empty and an additional week with the coworkers present, this time with little disturbance for them since the pending works were in non-priority use common areas.
We carried out electrical fittings (general and subnet electrical cabinets for each space or area, and the subsequent verification of their power supply), lighting (emergency lights substitution and removal of part of the lighting remaining in common areas), telecoms adding new centralized data connections to the existing racks and leading to new workstations on walls, and sanitation (reparation of entrance sanitation facilities).
Regarding masonry, we should mention works such as the adaptation of one of the toilets for disabled users, the adaptation and opening of a vent on the ceiling of a basement warehouse connected to the roof to comply with ventilation regulations, and the sectorization of an evacuation corridor with an emergency door on the first floor.
On second phase, the works consisted in improving air conditioning and lighting installations functionality, relocating different rooms, creating new offices and improving finishes in common areas and existing office spaces.