University of Roehampton

We are about to start on site with the enabling works phase of a refurbishment project for the University of Roehampton, to form the new sustainable engineering technology education centre (SETEC).

The works comprise refurbishment of the 7 storey Jubilee and Howard Buildings on the University’s Digby Stuart campus to provide a new teaching facility for subjects relating to the Built Environment.

The contract is being split into an Enabling Works package which will undertake the soft strip of the building along with new openings for a platform lift and some external fabric repairs to the roof and façade and window replacement. The Main Contract will follow on, which is the fit-out of the buildings. The enabling works phase will comprise:

  • Building fabric repairs comprising:
    • Repairs to roofs
    • Repair to gutters and rainwater goods
    • Repairs to façade
    • Refurbishment of existing sash windows
    • Installation of new windows and external doors
  • Internal soft strip
  • Demolition of internal non-load bearing partitions
  • Removal of sanitaryware
  • Structural openings
  • Asbestos removal (potentially)
  • Isolate and stripping out of mechanical heating system / domestic water services.

The project places significant emphasis of reusing building components taken from the strip out phase, for installation in the new building designs. We are planning works to take care of floor finishes, windows and doors, which will be repaired, refurbished and reused in the finished project. The building is targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating.

There are multiple other live buildings surrounding our site, and we have meticulously planned for safe passage for other site users, taking care over pinch points in the scaffolding and pavement interfaces.

University of Roehampton