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St. Andrews University 
St. Andrews University 
St. Andrews University 
The works comprised phased refurbishment / improvements to 2 linked buildings.

Harold Mitchell Building: Extensive refurbishment to the second floor labs; conversion of lab to an Aquarium; fire door upgrades; fire alarm upgrade.

Dyersbrae Building: Room Alterations and upgrades to  kitchens, reception area, acoustic screens; fire door upgrades; fire alarm upgrade; new entrance matting. 

Project  Feature
As the laboratories were continuing with live research during the refurbishment, one of the critical elements was the integration of the new small power feed whilst maintaining the power to experiments and cryogenics. This was achieved by providing temporary and backup power systems continually monitored for the duration of the power down.    

Challenges included working in an occupied operational building environment that involved restricted site storage, limited access up the internal staircase and limited vehicle access for deliveries. Communicating with both client and user groups regarding work phasing and accommodating same.  

Project Overview

Client: 
University of St. Andrews

Designer:
Nicol Russell Studios

Quantity Surveyor: 
KLM Partnership

Structural Engineer: 
Morgan Associates 

Value:
£600,000

Duration:
19 Weeks