Mace Interiors has been appointed by HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) to deliver 275,000 sq ft of Category B fit-out for a new government hub in Unity Square, Nottingham
The new hub is set to open in summer 2021 and the first phase will eventually host around 4,000 HMRC employees.
The contract will see Mace Interiors work with their supply chain to deliver a modern and high-quality office environment across 10 floors at Unity Square (a commercial development currently under construction in the centre of Nottingham). Work on the fit-out will begin in December 2020, following structural completion of Unity Square.
The appointment is part of HMRC’s transformation, creating 13 Regional Centres across the UK. The new centres will be equipped with the digital infrastructure and training facilities needed for its highly-skilled workforce.
HMRC is also helping to transform the Civil Service into a modern employer that runs an efficient and sustainable government estate with fit-for-purpose office space and contemporary working environments.
HMRC’s employees are currently spread across 100 offices around the country. Many of these offices date from the 1960s and 1970s and range in size from around 6,000 people to fewer than 10, making them expensive to run.
The announcement marks the third major appointment for Mace Interiors on the HMRC’s Regional Centres modernisation programme, with the contractor previously having delivered the new Croydon office and currently working on a facility in Bristol.
Stewart Ward, director of Mace Interiors, said: “This will be the third major HMRC fit-out job that Mace Interiors have secured, and it is down to the excellent relationship we have built with our client – and the fantastic work that our teams are delivering on their behalf in Bristol and have delivered in Croydon.
“The modernisation programme is supporting the wider transformation of the HMRC and we are very proud to be able to play a role in that.”