University College London, Dental Education Centre

Type: Refurbishment
Duration: 17 Weeks
Value: £1m

Fast-track strip-out and removal of existing fixtures in a vacant laboratory and re-fit to create a new dental education centre.

Works involved the isolation and strip-out of the existing services, fume cupboards, roof plant and furniture of a vacant tropical diseases analysis laboratory on the 3rd floor of the occupied Mortimer Market Centre. UCLH now co-occupy this facility with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust as they expand their presence in the local area.

The works included the installation of all new MEP and specialist services, together with raised flooring, joinery, partitions, ceilings, floor finishes and decorations.

Services works included the installation of CCTV, fire alarm, data, access control, power, lighting and controls, plus a new external ventilation system, central heating / cooling AHU unit and specialist dental vacuum system.

The specialist training facility was fitted out with both phantom heads for pre training and fully operational dentistry chairs for practicing on live subjects.

Following several previous projects for UCLH, this was the first to be run under an NEC 4 contract utilising UCLH’s CEMAR system for distribution of project information, but this did not hinder the delivery of yet another quality project that has been well received by both UCLH and the facilities end users alike.