Markel International

 

INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE PROVIDER, MARKEL INTERNATIONAL, SUCCESSFULLY RELOCATES TO ICONIC NEW 20 FENCHURCH STREET OFFICE IN TIME FOR THE NEW INSURANCE SEASON

 

| INSURANCE

| LONDON

| 780,000 SQ FT

| IT, AV & PHYSICAL SECURITY

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...within minutes of staff arriving this morning, we were functioning as normal- an easy thing to say, but an incredible thing to achieve in reality. Completely successful move of our London HQ to our new home.
— William Stovin, Markel International

PTS provided the international insurance company, Markel International with the IT, AV and Physical Security aspects of the relocation programme. By providing further support with Project Management, PTS supported the Client and ensured the crucial deadline was met.  

A MOBILE AND AGILE ENVIRONMENT

Working closely with the Client, PTS was able to understand how enhancements to Markel's IT infrastructure could improve and enhance working practices.  To support mobility PTS proposed solutions like follow-me-printing and designed a pervasive Wi-Fi network to ensure staff could work just as effectively in breakout areas as well as desks. 

DIGITAL SIGNAGE SOLUTIONS

PTS implemented strategies from vast experience in the AV / Multimedia services, to create a distinct and dynamic experience for the workforce. Dynamic digital signage in the meeting rooms, which were named after Markel’s international branches, proved to be an effective way of highlighting Markel’s global presence in the market. This was achieved by minimum fifty-inch screens in the rooms, using TriplePlay software to automatically display scenic views of the respective city in its current time zone, whenever the meeting room is unused. This Project was an asset relatively unprecedented in a corporate relocation and demonstrates PTS Consulting’s ability to work alongside the client to innovate.

In addition to this, PTS used extensive knowledge of the AV industry to enhance Markel’s flexible working space. A digital room booking system was integrated into the plans, alongside the associated AMX panels. Cisco VM conferencing, and three demountable partition spaces with smart sensor technology to detect the different configuration of room use have resulted in effective working practices within the new Markel environment.

A SECURE ENVIRONMENT

A robust CCTV system integrated over the IP network provides surveillance of the office to keep the new premise secure. The new access management systems, configured by PTS provide improved control over who has access to certain spaces. 

CONCLUSION

PTS liaised closely with Markel and the project teams to ensure a clear delivery plan was in place and provided clear communication from start to finish. By maintaining an independent perspective and leveraging over 30 years' experience on complex relocation projects, PTS ensured that the Client could move into the iconic new building on time.