Brunel University’s Uxbridge campus was constructed in the 1960s, with a strong focus on the sciences and engineering. The site has grown and developed over the years, now accommodating more than 12,000 students. CBG Consultants are on the current M&E consultancy services framework.
The Quad North building is one of the original ones on campus, housing a mixture of laboratories, teaching spaces, offices, and engineering workshops. Our involvement dates to 2019, when we undertook stock condition surveys of the site. Following on from that, we commenced a strategy exercise to determine how the building could be remodelled to accommodate new departments. This had to be done while other parts remained in use, necessitating a phased approach.
The strategy was adopted by the team, and site works are about to commence for the first phase of the project. The majority of spaces are all to be refurbished to varying degrees, with a new anatomy suite to be provided, and new research laboratories fully compliant with current best practice. The project has been designed as a full BIM one, using Revit software. This has proven essential for the coordination of new services installations within a congested and complex building.