Roger Stevens, Level 5 Laboratory Refurbishment
Client: University of Leeds
Duration: 13 weeks
This project involved the reconfiguration and alteration of a number of existing office and teaching areas located on Level 5 of The Roger Stevens Building, to create a new layout which included laboratories, offices and new communal spaces.
The works involved the strip out and removal of all redundant fixtures and fittings and the demolition and removal of a number of internal blockwork walls. A further internal, load-bearing, blockwork wall needed opening up and required NRB to liaise closely with the structural engineer to produce a workable solution to support the area and allow the steel beam to be inserted and the removal of the below blockwork. This allowed the formation of a new thoroughfare and facilitated the installation of new partitions and glazed screen to form the new layout.
The full fit out of two laboratories areas was included along with new write up zones, social space, numerous individual offices and w.c. and shower facilities. Full mechanical and electrical installations were needed, with connections to the BMS system, all of which necessitated extensive works in the buildings plant room and required careful management and co-ordination with the building maintenance teams and other contractors working on projects adjacent to the site.
Weekends and late-night working were essential to meet the tight deadlines set by the Client, this and a phased handover meant that all works were completed on time and to the full satisfaction of the Client.