Queens Square House

University College London

Project Name: UCL Queens Square House

Location: Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Value: £1.5m

Principal Consultants: WSP, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Project Duration: 24 weeks

Consistently placed within the global top 20 universities, UCL is a world-leader in both research and education. The project within UCL’s Queen Square House is set across three floors and includes the refurbishment and remodelling of existing space, creating labs, offices and welfare facilities.

5th floor refurbishment:
The project comprised of the strip out and refurbishment of the 5th floor within Queens Square House. The Brownstone lab works included refurbishment of two small labs and a microscope room.

6th floor refurbishment:
Works on the 6th floor of Queens Square House involved the refurbishment of the Gillian Bates lab. The project comprised of one large Cat 2 lab, a cold room and safety cupboard room. It also included the refurbishment of two write-up areas, two offices and one store room.

7th floor refurbishment:
The project comprised of the strip out of part of the 7th floor Queen Square House and creation of new Cat 2 laboratory for Professor Jim Rothman, comprising of a new laboratory incorporating microscope area, tissue culture room and also the creation of a tea point.

Collaborative working:
All works were undertaken adjacent to live and fully functioning areas and it was essential to keep disruption and noise to a minimum to ensure the smooth and successful completion of the project.

We have now completed three floors within Queens Square House, refurbishing a range of facilities including Cat 2 labs, offices and microscope rooms. Queens Square House is a fully functioning university building and all works were undertaken and completed within this busy and occupied building.