The Darwin building forms part of the University College London campus and is located on Gower Street London WC1. The works were completed on programme and meeting all Client dates as part of a fast track project. Our works comprised the full refurbishment and alteration to parts of the basement, fourth and six floors to provide new specialist research laboratories for the biology department (basement and fourth floor) and educational space, seminar room and offices on the 6th floor.

The premises were fully occupied for the duration of our works and the project additionally required that no inconvenience was caused to the existing research facilities. This was achieved by utilising dedicated times during the working day to carry out noisy operations, detailed programming and daily liaison with The University’s Estates Department, teaching and research staff. Dedicated access routes were created to all our work areas. The installation of new mechanical plant at roof level via crane, was programmed to accommodate the restrictions imposed by The London Olympic games, Gower Street having been designated as an Olympic route.

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    Wilson Mason

  • Quantity Surveyor:

    Potter Raper