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education - small works portfolio

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As framework architects for Higher Education clients for over 20 years, we have built a strong portfolio of small works. 

Increasing student numbers, changing academic needs and significant pressures on student support spaces, all require the estate to be flexible and to adapt. 

We have worked with our clients and consultant team partners to deliver multiple projects across campus.  These have often run simultaneously within a ‘live’ site during term time and we are knowledgeable about and sympathetic to the academic timetable. Even minor estate alterations and relocations place significant demands on the university administration and need to be considered within the programme.

Examples of the projects we have designed and managed to add value to our clients’ evolving estates are: 

Project value range £30-£150k
Player’s lounge to Real Tennis Club - 2013
College West refurbishment - 2012
Unit 18 fit-out - 2013
Executive Suite refurbishment - 2014

Project value range £200-£600k
Hatchcroft refurbishment - 2012
Building 9 Education Hub refurbishment - 2012
Museum of Domestic Architecture fit-out - 2012
Allianz Park East Stand fit-out - 2013
Post Graduate Research Centre - 2013
MoDA Beaufort Park fit-out - 2014
Park Clinic and Dispensary fit-out - 2014
Colindeep Lane - 2014
Fenella academic offices refurbishment - 2015
Sunnyhill House refurbishment - 2015
Church Farm Museum refurbishment - 2016
Hatchcroft refurbishment - 2016
Grove basement refurbishment - 2018

Projects value range £700k-£3m
Hendon Lecture Halls refurbishment - 2007
Model Farm House refurbishment - 2011
Block B/C studio conversion/refurbishment - 2012
Ravensfield refurbishment - 2012
Grove studios refurbishment - 2016

middlesex university, royal holloway university london, university of east london
consultants and contractors:
value range:
£30k - £3m

HML conversion - The provision of a dance studio within an existing first floor space, formed part of the facilities to accommodate performing arts on the campus – following the move from Trent Park. The refurbishment included installation of acoustic linings to the wall and scene setting drapes and lighting as well as impact resistant flooring to dance UK standards.
RIBA 1-6 Value: £197,000

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Park Clinic at Beaufort Park was completed as part of Phase 5 works at Middlesex University. The project provided a clinical training facility for the university which could be used by students studying Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and Western herbal medicine. Incorporating three consultation rooms alongside a dispensary, tea point, WC facilities and seminar teaching rooms. RIBA 1-6 Value: £365,000

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As part of Phase 4 redevelopment works bpr reconfigured Blocks B&C of the Arts and Media Centre to provide specialist facilities for Dance, Music and Theatre Arts. We worked closely with acoustic consultants employing strategies such as prefabricated acoustic booths for music practice rooms. The renovation also created space for dance including theatre space with full lighting rig and specialist floor surfaces suited to differing types of movement. The retractable seating allowed for a variety of performance styles. RIBA 1-6 Value: £1.5m

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bpr were appointed by the University of East London to reconfigure the existing laboratory to accommodate an additional cohort of science students. The entire project was conducted within a live teaching environment. To facilitate the ongoing teaching requirements of the School, the work was carried out over three phases. The refurbishment included fume cupboards ducted separately to provide continuous back up. AC and ductwork throughout. Lab benching with power, water and data provision, supported by ancillary items such as lockable cupboards for AV equipment, mobile units, a coded lab coat area and wash-up space with hand driers. RIBA 1-6 Value: £800k

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Vine Building and Williams extension - provided eighteen new flexible seminar rooms with accessible WC facilities. Developed in collaboration with a modular building manufacturer, as it was critical that construction works were completed over a single Summer. By using a modular building method of construction, disruption to the campus was minimised, with reduced time spent on site. RIBA 1-6 Value: £3.2m

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