• Student Union Refurbishment, Imperial College London

    Client: Imperial College London
    Value: £1.4 million
    Architect: Swanke Hayden Connell
    Contractor: Interiors plc

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    The redevelopment of a five-storey Edwardian building in London. The main aspiration on this project was removing a ground floor column to create open space for a new stage. This was made feasible by applying our R.A.P.I.D approach which resulted in a properly costed and programmed solution from the outset and a delighted client with functioning space.

    Further works included improvements to the central stairwell, DaVinci’s Lounge Bar was partially refurbished with the inclusion of a 13 person lift giving improved access across all floors within the building. Modifications of the Concert Hall were carried out with a new mezzanine added to the second floor providing storage space to the 250 clubs and societies at the union. The Beit Quad was opened up with the installation of new doors, creating a better flow onto the quadrangle.

    Steve Howe from Imperial College London said;

    “Heritage buildings require a particular set of skills as they often lack available archive information. Innovative solutions have been developed by Curtins to address unforeseeable circumstances”