The project was delivered in the heart of a city centre campus and is one of a number of projects that Robertson has carried out for Newcastle University.

The project consisted of a three-storey extension covering 5,500m2 that has created new workshops and teaching spaces, and refurbishment of the existing Building Sciences facility. The steel frame structure (founded on CFA piles), has an external envelope of zinc rainscreen cladding and curtain walling.

It was designed by architects and lead consultants PH Partnership, along with M&E consults Armstrong Rhead and structural consultants BGP.

Throughout the duration of the project, it was business as usual for the normal day-to-day operations of university. Robertson maintained a very close working relationship with the university to ensure no negative impact for students or academics.

“A superbly managed project by all of the Robertson team involved, particularly those based on site. They have delivered a project on a complex and constrained site, in the heart of a University campus with no disruption to our ongoing activities.

 

This goes to show the level of planning, communication and liaison received by the team. From a client perspective we couldn’t ask for more. I look forward to working with Robertson again in the future."

Jack Hunter – Project Manager, Newcastle University

 

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