The £2.6m foodservice scheme for Nomura – C&C’s largest contract to date – scooped all three top prizes at the industry’s 2011 annual showcase event, including the prestigious overall CEDA Grand Prix Award.
It also took the Cost Sector Larger Project title and C&C’s first CEDA/FCSI Special Award for Project Management. The catering scheme within Nomura’s ambitious Project Shinkyo scheme (Japanese for ‘New Home’) was completed within ten months of tendering.
The Japanese investment bank wanted its new 500,000sqft headquarters fit-out completed within a year from January and Europe’s largest and fastest Category B fit-out at the time would bring Nomura’s UK operation under one roof in the Square Mile. It was C&C’s first job for the main contractor Como who engineered the high speed delivery of architect TTSP’s design.
C&C had four days in February to tender for the phased, fast-track delivery, supply and installation of the catering infrastructure over eight levels, designed by catering consultants Humble Arnold Associates.
Nomura’s management also recognised C&C’s Project Manager Mark Roxburgh’s dedication and achievement in delivering the project successfully by awarding him a Shinkyo sumo for outstanding customer service.
“It was quite an achievement to help us achieve our goal of getting everything done inside the year. Nothing was too much trouble.”
– Paul Gardener, Head of Foodservice Facilities, Nomura
“There are very few UK companies are capable of delivering a catering scheme of this size and complexity on such a tight timescale. C&C is one of them.”
– Andrew Humble, Director, Humble Arnold Associates
“We needed a partner we could trust and working with C&C was pain-free.”
– Toby Cordery, Senior Project Manager, Nomura
Download the CEDA entry here