The Royal Air Force Association is a membership organisation and registered charity based in Leicester. The organisation provides welfare support to the Royal Air Force family. Receiving no government offering the charity’s work is completely funded by generosity. This comes from the members and vital donations from supporters to the Wings Appeal.
The Royal Air Force’s offices that they were working from had become tired. They were no longer suitable for them. The decision was made to move to an open plan site. As a result, this allowed the team to work in an improved modern environment.
The ACS Solution
After finding the objectives of the project, the ACS team created a design. This was specifically aligned to the needs of the Royal Air Force. The objective was to keep the space open plan with as few single offices as possible.
To start the project, a full refurbishment of the building was completed by the ACS team. This included existing electrics, carpets and cabling, as well as completing the full installation of a new communications cabinet. Next the new office furniture was also delivered and installed by internal ACS engineers. This included digital wallpaper and audio visual equipment throughout the building, which contained a new Clickshare presentation system. All of the kitchens and bathroom spaces on site were also refurbished. This helped ensure alignment with the new office space.
Finally throughout the project, meetings were held every two weeks to monitor progress. Although additional work was required, the refurbishment was completed on time.
“As a charity it is important for us to remain within our budgets for projects of all sizes. Working with ACS we were able to create a more professional working environment for employees. This also offers us more opportunities to help our branches. They understood our requirements and created a workspace which will allow us to continue to help the RAF family well into the future.” – Nick Bunting, Secretary General of the Royal Air Forces Association