Specialist Research Laboratories, University College London

Specialist research laboratories and clean rooms created in a 'live'university setting.

Architect: Wilson Mason LLP
Quantity Surveyor: AECOM
Location: London
Duration: 29 weeks

About This Research and Development Project

We carried out a complex refurbishment project across three different areas within two buildings to install new highly sensitive scientific equipment for staff and students at the London Centre for Nano-Technology and the Department of Physics.

As part of the refurbishment, we renewed and upgraded several key research areas, including Laboratory F10, where we installed a new glass reinforced polymer platform to facilitate a specialist Bluefors machine. To make this possible, we had to move existing services and create an acoustic enclosure on the lower level.

In Laboratory G04, we divided the space into two areas, G04a and G04b, using a new partition. This was a challenging task as we had to work around existing equipment in the laboratory and collaborate closely with the architects to incorporate all necessary elements required by the stakeholders. We also created a smaller area called Laboratory G02 adjacent to G04, with a laser curtain to safely divide the two.

We redeveloped the EBL Room, a small room inside the existing clean room, and enlisted the services of a specialist clean room contractor to complete the works while we managed the processes and trades occurring around the EBL. Additionally, we helped with the installation of a new furnace, which required us to adjust several door sets along the route into the LCN clean room to transport the furnace into position.

Despite the sensitive research environment, we were highly commended by the Considerate Constructors Scheme for developing an excellent working environment that minimised disruptions to nearby parties.

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Client feedback

An excellent and professionally run project, delivered to meet all client expectations and requirement. Well done!
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