London Zoo

Zoological Society of London

Essential refurbishment of Nuffield Laboratories for ZSL London Zoo.

The project comprised the strip-out of the old second floor laboratory area and the formation of five new high specification laboratories. We retained ‘live’ services to the occupied areas whilst removing internal brick walls and lead walls from the former X-ray department.

New internal partitions were formed and lined with anti-bacterial coatings and the walls laminated. The floors were resin bonded. Bespoke German manufactured laboratory furniture was installed together with specialist Swedish air handling units, craned and installed externally on the roof. These provided cooling air units to each individual work unit, inclusive of positive pressure to the RNA and DNA laboratories.

New passive infrared lighting, alarms and an electronic door control system provided the necessary controls, whilst eye wash stations adjacent to each work bench and hygienic coatings to all exposed areas help safeguard occupants. Additionally, we refurbished the east stairwell from ground to second floor.

This was a tightly scheduled 12 week programme, with unknown structural aspects. However Logan Construction completed in 11 weeks, much to the client’s delight.

KEY POINTS:

  • Coordinated crane lifts to install rooftop air handling units
  • Sophisticated air cleaning with electronic door controls
  • Fast-track refurbishment
  • Tight programme
  • Centre of London

LOCATION:
London

VALUE:
£300,000

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANTS:
Wharmby Kozdon Architects, WT Partnership, Hitek Consultants

PROJECT DURATION:
11 weeks

“I will take this opportunity to say how impressed we have all been with your team. They have been helpful, efficient and courteous. They have done their best to cause the minimum of disruption and have been all round excellent ambassadors for your firm and the construction industry. We’d certainly like to work with Logan again, and hopefully will have a chance to in the not too distant future.”

Professor Tim Blackburn
Director of the Institute of Zoology

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