New Laboratory spaces for the Chemical Engineering Department were required by Imperial College, who chose us following the successful delivery of a similar project we undertook at the College’s Sir Alexander Fleming building. We stripped out 3 existing rooms used as computer suites, to form 4 laboratories for the Chemical Engineering Department. Each wall was lined to create a sealed box, and fume extract ductwork was installed, as well as a suspended ceiling. Vinyl flooring was laid, all laboratory furniture installed and following decoration, new steelwork and plant was hoisted and installed on the roof. Detailed commissioning and witnessing of the new systems completed the project.
Due to the building being occupied, noisy working periods were confined to an agreed schedule, which took into consideration exam timetables and involved regular communication with the client teams to ensure any changes were known and understood. Our methods of communication were conducted at a high level and on a regular basis with Imperial College stakeholders to ensure the project progressed in line with the client’s vision and schedule, bearing in mind the precise placement of the external ductwork for the large quantity of fume cupboards.