Prankard House & Schafer House

University College of London

Project Name: UCL Student Accommodation

Location: Schafer House, Drummond Street, London, NW1 3HZ / Prankard House, North Gower Street, London, NW1 2NJ

Value: £338k

Principal Consultants: Aecom

Project Duration: 19 weeks

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UCL offers it’s students a range of self-catering accommodation, of which Schafer House and Prankard House are included. Logan Construction was awarded the contract for the refurbishment and redecoration of both student houses, to upgrade the existing facilities.

Schafer House:
Works at Schafer House include full refurbishment to Block E – ground floor, first, second and third floors, and Block B – ground, mezzanine, first and second floors.

The works will generally comprise of redecoration to students’ bedrooms, common areas such as kitchens, stairs and corridors, replacement of kitchen worktops, installation of USB ports in students’ bedrooms, replacement of emergency lighting and strip lighting, earthing of stainless steel worktops.

Prankard House:
Refurbishment works at Prankard House were undertaken on the third floor.

The works are similar to Schafer House and include the re-wiring of the communal kitchen’s electrical system and installation of two cookers and two sinks, with the exclusion of installation of USB ports in student bedrooms.

This is a fast track refurbishment undertaken during the summer break to avoid any student disruption.

This was a challenging project, working to a tight handover programme within a live student environment. However, block E has already been successfully handed over and phase two is also on programme.