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Social Space Refurbishment

Location: University of Edinburgh

Summary: Creation of student social space within operational Grade B listed university teaching building.

Description of Works:

Alteration and refurbishment works to part of an operational Grade B listed university teaching building to create student social space.

The refurbishment  featured natural white oak timber finishes, a high resolution large scale digital wall covering, large scale glazed doors, a quiet study room, tea prep area, a 22m² preserved Nordik moss wall and the replacement of Georgian wired roof lights with rain sensing, automatic opening sky lights and passive vents.

Works included:

  • Downtakings/strip-out works
  • Alterations including structural
  • Structural steelwork
  • Re-roofing areas including installation of new rooflights and roof access system
  • Partition walls
  • Doors and glazed screens
  • M&E refurbishment works
  • Floor finishes including wood and carpet tiles
  • Wall finishes including fabric and vinyl wall coverings
  • Painterwork
  • Fixtures and fittings including kitchen and bench seating.

Client Comment

“Creating this space during term time gave the Estates project team and the contractor, Maxi Construction particular issues as the site was flanked on two sides by high use 100 and 250 capacity lecture theatres. Noise was a potential problem as significant internal structural works were undertaken to open up part of the corridor elevation and to support the roof whilst demolishing a full height central wall. Roof works were also carried out to replace Georgian wired roof lights with rain sensing automatic opening roof lights and passive vents.

Remarkably, no complaints of noisy working were received!!”

Professor Colin Pulham, Chair of High Pressure Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry.

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Photography by Paul Zanre