City, University of London
Sebastian Street Law School
The new build of Sebastian Street Law School, integrating two existing refurbished buildings, will become the focal building for City, University of London. The new Law School will provide a high quality academic environment and improve the sustainability credentials of the existing building through the provision and installation of modern carbon savings technologies.
The build hosts a number of construction details which are new to the UK, such as the double skin façade detailing.
3PM’s role extends the capability of the in-house City team in providing the project management and stakeholder liaison.
3PM were appointed by City, University of London to support their in-house Project and Facilities (PAF) team by providing project management services on the new Sebastian Street Law School.
During the second stage main contractor tendering, 3PM identified with the contractor that the RIBA Stage 3 design required further co-ordination. 3PM led a collaborative team approach to ensure the detailed design was sufficiently developed and buildability input from the contractor was provided to reduce design and on-site conflicts.
3PM led the design and delivery team to cooperate in the early resolution of existing services clashes along the site boundary. Site investigations identified inaccuracies in existing utilities services information, which resulted in a clash between the new basement secant pile wall and the utilities runs. Services diversions by BT and UKPN were costly and lengthy, having a significant impact on the programme. 3PM input resulted in the design team and contractor reconfiguring MEP, Architectural and Structural design to accommodate building changes, without significant impact on the project. The change avoided the need to divert the utilities services, avoiding expensive and heavy delays.