UCL Rockefeller Building, London

Strip Out and Enabling

Client: ISG PLC
Project: UCL Rockefeller Building, London

Brief Description:

KpH undertook this 18 week Strip Out and Enabling project at the Rockefeller Building on 21 University Street in London for client, ISG PLC.

The works took place on 5 floors (from Ground to Level 4) and comprised of offices, labs and classrooms.

The site, being a working/live Museum and University, posed many challenges to the Project Team. Careful consideration had to be given to managing noise and planning the utility isolations, so that works could be carried out safely without cutting off services or disturbing live/public areas of the building.

It was particularly important to control vibration around and above the Museum, where large animal skeletons were exhibited from the ceiling and live Laboratories were in operation. Most of the partition walls to be removed were made of heavy concrete blocks, so tyres and rubber matting were used to absorb the impact from the dismantling process.

We successfully coordinated our works and waste removal around visitors, exhibits, live activities and many other Sub-Contractors without incident; receiving good feedback throughout the project.

Due to the complex nature of the challenges above, and requests from the Client for additional works (including the Strip Out of 2 x Plant Rooms); KpH had to adapt quickly and successfully re-designed and extended the programme to accommodate the changing circumstances.

Scope of Works

Strip Out works were carried out to remove the following:

  • Toilets and Tea Points;
  • Floor Coverings, Vinyl, Carpet (back to screed/timbers);
  • plasterboard Partitions, wall finishes and masonry block/brick;
  • Fixture and Fittings (including joinery, blinds and dado trunking);
  • Suspended Ceiling;
  • redundant Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Services;

KpH also managed the works to create a door opening.