City, University of London
Test Cells Refurbishment
With a long history in Engineering, City University’s Engineer Test Cells are a key component to its delivery of quality teaching and research facilities.
The dated nature of the current test cells (dating back to 1970s) requires an upgrade to the Health and Safety measures. The expansion of the department also necessitates a better workspace environment for students and researchers alike. The project was therefore initiated to deliver a new world-class Test Cells facility for City University.
Set over two levels of space, the project encompasses the refurbishment of 14 existing test cells and the construction of four more in an already congested environment remaining operational throughout the works. The existing building services infrastructure is also dated and in need of review within the project budget to accommodate the increased air flow and capacity of the cells, whilst the structure remains pre-tensioned.
As part of our Framework, we have been leading both the design development and options appraisal for the space, and the detailed Stakeholder consultation to develop the outline and final business cases presented to the University for funding.
Through careful management and coordination of the live student environment, and the adjacency to other adjoining construction projects, we delivered this project to meet the user requirements and the strategy of the University.