Location: Bethnal Green | LONDON
Client: Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Timeline: March 2018 - August 2019
Project Value: £18M
Role of FCM: Provision of a team of M&E and building Clerks of Works
Project Description: Part of the University of London, Queen Mary is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. This refurbishment and extension of the old 1960s brutalist building features high-quality teaching rooms, private and group study areas and a social hub where all members of the School can meet and relax.
Mechanical and electrical services were upgraded, internal rearrangements created improved teaching spaces and a new extension provided a lecture theatre and a variety of learning spaces. The external envelope was also retrofitted to soften the building’s presence on the street.
This was also one of the largest retrofit projects in Europe to target the Passivhaus EnerPHit standard. This should achieve up to an 80% reduction in energy use, as well as improving indoor air quality and reducing overheating. The building aims to achieve the University’s 40% carbon reduction target and BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’, with a goal of making it ‘Excellent’.