Queen Mary University London

Infrastructure services upgrade

The Challenge

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, with over 25,000 students and part of the Russell Group of the UK’s top Universities. Undertaking any project in a fully occupied building is always a challenge, but heightened when it’s a major plant and equipment upgrade whilst also maintaining uninterrupted power supplies to sensitive laboratories is critical, not to mention the continued education of students.

The Solution

Led by our Project Director and via a dedicated onsite project management, commercial and delivery team we successfully made major building engineering services improvements including heating system enhancements, the installation of new standby generators, new exhaust flue, new switchboards and all builders work in conjunction. We maintained close liaison with Universities estates team, stakeholders and student representatives to ensure regular communication and impact management.

The Outcome

  • Tight collaboration maintained silent running
  • Minimised disruption to day-to-day operation
  • Managed all large plant crainage and builders work
  • Final electrical checks before plant changeover
  • Concrete base and generator housing constructed
  • Appointed to deliver next major project works