Somerset Energy & Innovation Centre (SEIC)

Somerset Energy & Innovation Centre (SEIC)

Flagship induction centre fit-out for nuclear infrastructure site

A key focus and early milestone project was the fit-out of the EDF Energy Hinkley Point C (HPC) Induction Centre, based at the Somerset Energy & Innovation Centre (SEIC) in Bridgwater. Knowing that the environment created will give the very first impression to all personnel involved in the project; it was essential that this demonstrated its world-leading status and reflected the values and standards of HPC.

TCi provided a full refurbishment service, beyond the scope of the main contract, adding value and continuity. As part of this arrangement, M&E, decorating and kitchen facilities were installed into what was then an unfinished building. Working on a tight schedule, the furniture installation was completed extremely quickly through careful integration and collaboration between suppliers and TCi furniture WORKS installation teams.

It was important to specify high-end, modern facilities from top quality designers and manufacturers, with emphasis on good space planning to make the most of the environment. A proactive vision helped shape the building design to ensure that use of space was optimised and flexible. TCi (GB) Ltd ensured that all selected specific items of FF&E were not only practical and suitable for function, but the selection of materials and colours provided a professional and vibrant environment. Examples include the provision of stackable meeting tables and a trackless glass partition system to create a multifunctional large space this took a considerable amount of collaboration across many suppliers, frequently with extremely long lead times.