Refurbishment of BAE Systems Submarines’ main Bristol office

Client: BAE Systems - Submarines

BAE Systems - Submarines - Providing the world's most advanced defence, aerospace and security solutions.


Bristol, England


26 weeks

Contract value




The brief:

Sweet Projects was commissioned to provide a full Category B design and refurbishment of BAE Systems Submarines’ main Bristol offices 2800m2 second floor. This encompassed 281 desks, and multiple kitchens, meeting rooms, communication rooms, lobbies and reception.

The scope included the complete strip out of the existing fabric & M&E back to the building core, and subsequent full installation of new M&E services, walls, heightened security, ceilings, floor coverings and furniture.

Key challenges:

  • Business continuation
  • Top level security clearance for key staff
  • Challenging refurbishment of one floor within larger building

The solution:

  • Working within a live secure environment enabled the business to continue operating
  • Select group of specialist contractors and Sweet Projects team for security clearance
  • Tight time frames expedited with tiered and concurrent project mapping

Sweet Projects' innovation and commitment to programme, cost and quality allows us to focus on the management of our stakeholders safe in the knowledge that our joint commitments can be met and even exceeded.

- Jacob Salway - Principal Facilities Lead, BAE Systems Submarines