University College London

PEARSON & LEWIS BUILDING

  • Grade I listed building
  • Fast track project
  • Live and full functioning university campus
  • Minimal disruption essential

The Pearson & Lewis Buildings provide high quality offices and study areas for astrophysics and science students.

The works consisted of the internal demolitions, alterations and subsequent fit out works including partitions and doors, wall, floor and ceiling finishes. FF&E and new mechanical and electrical installations to the third and fourth floor of the Lewis’ Building and the strip out and refurbishment, including new finishes and M&E installations of the second floor.

This was a fast track refurbishment undertaken in just 11 weeks. The buildings are situated within a live university campus and works were undertaken adjacent to student and teaching areas. Minimal disruption and open communication with the client was essential to avoid any disruption to studying and teaching programmes.

The UCL buildings are within the Bloomsbury Conservation Area and have strong historical links with Charles Darwin. The Pearson Building is ‘of exceptional interest’ and is Grade I listed. As with any listed building refurbishment, it was essential that we liaised closely with local authorities and other stakeholders to address any concerns during the construction and refurbishment programme.

 

DMS WATSON BUILDING

  • Refurbishment works undertaken within a university library
  • Asbestos removal
  • Bespoke oak furniture and glazed screens
  • Noise and vibration sensitive

Full refurbishment of the DMS Watson Building to form a new ‘graduate hub’ for UCL students and staff.

Located in the Science Library, the facility offers a PC cluster area for graduates. The refurbishment provides space for graduates to meet and comprises a seminar room, break-out space, common room and a suite of individual study carrels. Access is restricted by means of a ‘Cardax’ control system.

The refurbishment of the fourth floor included structural support works, introduction of 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.

Student Accommodation

  • Fast track summer projects
  • Three separate student refurbishment projects

 

JAMES LIGHT HILL HOUSE – 32 en-suite bedrooms and associated facilities – works included replacement floorings and kitchens, fire stopping works, replacement doors, electrical works and redecoration throughout the lower ground and fifth floors. Situated adjacent to both resident and business properties, the building remained fully functional throughout the summer works.

 

JOHN DODGSON HOUSE – 49 new units and refurbishment of six existing floors – this project successfully delivered 49 new bedrooms across two new floors and the refurbishment to elements of the existing six floors. The works also involved part construction and repair of the existing roof and replacement of windows no longer fit for use.

 

SCHAFER HOUSE & PRANKARD HOUSE – Logan Construction was awarded the contract for the refurbishment and redecoration of both student houses to upgrade the existing facilities. Works at Schafer House included full refurbishment and 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 and the earthing of stainless steel worktops. Refurbishment works at Prankard House were undertaken on the third floor with the works being similar to Schafer House.

KEY POINTS:

  • 19 projects since 2013
  • c £10m
  • Average project value £600,000
  • Largest project to date £3.0m

LOCATION:
London

VALUE:

Pearson & Lewis Building
£400,000

DMS Watson Building
£650,000

James Light Hill House
£476,000

John Dodgson House
£400,000

Schafer House & Prankard House
£338,000

PROJECT DURATION:

Pearson & Lewis Building
11 weeks

DMS Watson Building
19 weeks

James Light Hill House
11 weeks

John Dodgson House
12 weeks

Schafer House & Prankard House
19 weeks

“I’m very satisfied with Logan. The 12 week refurbishment project was handed over in just 11 weeks. Very capable and professional team with good communication from start to finish. Excellent delivery to programme, cost and quality. This was an excellent and professionally run project, delivered to meet all client expectations and requirements. Well done!”

Geoff Potter, Senior Project Manager
WSP (Pearson & Lewis Project)

“John Dodgson House is an example of how excellent team work across the construction team, client and the professional consultancy team has successfully transformed a student resident. It has delivered improved facilities for students within extremely tight time scales on and within tight budget restraints.”

University College London
John Dodgson House

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