KCL Music Rooms
The KCL Music Rooms project involved refurbishing 48 rooms in a Grade I listed building and completely replacing the slate and lead roofs of two buildings. The project also included fully refurbishing 169 box sash windows, 40% of which were located in live areas of the college.
All of the works were carried out while the college remained open, with students and lecturers occupying the refurbished rooms as soon as they were handed back to the college. Our site offices and welfare were initially set up within our work space areas until these areas were due to be refurbished. We then relocated the site set up to an area within the college to complete our works.
Both buildings are six floors high, with 142 steps to the top level in each building. As there are no lifts, we used a goods-only hoist for the vertical distribution of materials, and labor had to walk up through the buildings. All material deliveries and waste collections came through a small service entrance under the building that led directly onto the red route Victoria embankment carriageway. The entrance from the Embankment was just large enough to allow a skip lorry to drop a single skip for waste disposal.
- GRADE I LISTED
- LIVE OCCUPIED ENVIRONMENT
- ROOF REPLACEMENT
Kings College London