UCL East | Marshgate
The development is part of the UCL East masterplan.
This eight-story building is designed to provide a mixture of teaching and research-based laboratory spaces. Key features include a large central atrium, café, media studio, research and group workspaces, laboratories, library, exhibition areas, studio spaces, classrooms, and lecture theatres.
Our role included technical supervisor and compliance monitoring, reviewing the D&B Contractor design development drawings and technical submittals, and overseeing services installation quality and handover. Fixed equipment locations relied heavily on early detailed modeling to incorporate into early concrete casting, so getting this right early on is essential to the installation of service routes and outlets in the concrete structure.
The laboratories are designed for research in a range of fields including advancement in battery technology and chemical engineering. Our team reviewed the design to ensure that compliance with DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulation) is met. This review process aimed to guarantee the safety of occupants without overdesigning in a way that leads to inefficient use of energy and to reduce costs.