DMS Watson Building

University College London

Project Name: University College London Graduate Hub

Location: UCL Bloomsbury Campus, Gower St, London

Value: £650k

Principal Consultants: Turner & Townsend, Burwell Deakins, Carter Clack Partners, Sweet Group

Project Duration: 19 weeks

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Situated within the UCL Bloomsbury Campus, the fourth floor of the DMS Watson Building underwent full refurbishment to form a new ‘graduate hub’ for UCL students and staff.

Currently used by the UCL Services Cataloguing/ New Books Team, the refurbishment provides much needed study space and meeting rooms.
The newly created ‘graduate hub’ offers restricted graduate use by means of a ‘Cardax’ control system.

The refurbishment of the fourth floor includes structural support works, introduction of a glazed partitions and a significant amount of fixed joinery units with integrated services including group working areas, individual study desks/pods, a small AV room, a separate ‘interview room’ and kitchen facilities.

This was a challenging fit-out in a busy student library, with noise and vibration sensitivities. Bespoke high spec oak furniture was instrumental to the success of the project.