Constructed during the 1960s, the Cockcroft building provides approximately 15,400m2 of accommodation over ten storeys, including teaching rooms, laboratories, workshops, offices, students union and restaurant facilities, and is one of the most prominent buildings within Brighton. The proposed design includes Demolition of all internal walls and creation of new, state of the art teaching learning and admin spaces, New roof finishes and insulation, Replacement of existing windows, Improve energy efficiency, with consequent reductions in CO2 emissions and running costs.
This major refurbishment project emerged primarily as a means to replace mechanical and electrical services which are now past their service life. The level of disruption caused by the replacement of the services necessitated a more extensive refurbishment of the building as the only cost effective approach. The project is inherently complex and will be the first major refurbishment undertaken by the University – the logistics and planning of the refurbishment of a building which will continue in use is considerably more challenging than a new build project.
CDMS Architects were appointed as Stakeholder Project Manager, working with UoB and the design team to oversee the project from Stage D to completion.
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