Man and woman looking at laptop inside Filton Laboratories and Ancillary Offices.

MBDA: First and second floor office refurbishment

Client: MBDA Missile Systems

MBDA Missile Systems - The only integrated defence company to provide missiles and missile systems for each branch of the armed forces (air, sea, land).


Filton, Bristol


31 weeks over two phases – completes September 2023

Contract value




The brief:

Design and construction for refurbishment of complete 2nd floor and zone D of 1st floor to create a dynamic office space. Works to 3rd floor plantroom M&E systems to complement refurbishment.   

Works comprised stripping out of internal partitions and reprovision with new walls and doors; New HVAC and modifications to existing HVAC; LV distribution, small power, lighting, fire alarm and security systems; new data equipment room and data networks; new ceilings; replacement of damaged windows; decorations and furniture fit-out. 

Key challenges:

  • Working in live environment
  • Fire compartmentation above existing stairwell, plantroom & toilet areas
  • Existing staff to consider, with reduced access opportunities

The solution:

  • Category B Design & Refurbishment of offices, to support specialist technical staff migration and continuation of business as usual
  • Staggered and prioritised just-in-time deliveries
  • Select group of specialist contractors and Sweet Projects team for security clearance

Sweet Projects fully understand the high expectations which we at MBDA expect. They understand our business values and have set a new high precedent of finish with this project, which we will be implementing as a new business standard.

- Adam Said, Project Manager, MBDA UK LTD