Garrod Building

Queen Mary University London

Project Name: QMUL Garrod Building

Location: Turner Street, Whitechapel, London E1 2AD

Value: £200k

Principal Consultants: Cooch & Associates, Beveridge Associates

Project Duration: 16 weeks (completed in 10)

The project:
Part of QMUL, the Garrod Building, named in recognition of esteemed physician Sir Archibald Garrod, is listed and of great historical importance. The project comprised of the full strip out and refurbishment of 14 teaching rooms and associated corridors.

Scope of Works:
Each teaching room required fully stripping out and the installation of new flooring and ceiling. Exiting doors and sash windows were carefully preserved and restored. Hard wearing Karndean flooring was installed to all areas and walnut finishes were included in corridor areas.

Technology and Sustainability:
All teaching rooms were fitted with state-of-the-art AV equipment, allowing the university to globally connect for live streaming of lectures.

In keeping with the university’s ethos of sustainability and carbon impact, the project incorporated sustainable materials and low voltage lighting.The university it’s self has been shortlisted for two Green Gown Awards for the positive economic, social and environmental impacts QMUL has made over the last 12 months.

Working in Partnership:
We worked closely with the client throughout the project. The Garrod Building is a fully occupied three-storey building. The refurbishment works were located on the first floor. It was essential at all times that teaching and student safety was paramount, along with having a minimal impact on daily actives of the university.

This was a 16 week project that completed in just ten. The programme was managed effectively by the site manager, who saw the opportunity to save time for the client, successfully and smoothly handing over a fully refurbished project ahead of programme, much to the delight of the client.