University for the Creative Arts
Rochester House

Type: Refurbishment
Duration: 9 weeks
Value: £1.15m
Architect: Pascall & Watson
M&E: Fowler Martin
Contract Administrator: Fusion Project Management

Vibrant Facilities for Creative Education and Research

The University of Creative Arts (UCA) acquired Rochester House from Canterbury Christ Church University to expand their campus in the area. The building required modernisation and adaptations to cater for the creative art students that would be using the building.

A complete refurbishment transforms this tired building

This fast-track project, was completed in just 9 weeks and involved the internal refurbishment of 6 floors of teaching and communal spaces.

The team stripped out the building and installed new lighting throughout, supplementary ventilation systems, fire compartment and strategy work including new fire door sets, security and access control, entrance door set, full redecoration and new flooring. Externally the building required render repairs and redecoration.

Vibrant facilities built by ITC 

We built a new reception and waiting lobby, boardroom, IT Suite, PhD Lab, Café, Seminar rooms, Staff offices, Classrooms and Visual Communications workshops.

Ready for the new academic year

Despite the challenging programme and a change in fire strategy for the building, we handed the project over on time, ready for the start of the new academic year. Feedback from the client has been really positive; they were extremely happy with the ITC team and the finished facilities.

It was my first time working on an interior build project like this and I found the experience fun and educational. I enjoyed coming to the building every day and catching up with the team, who were always really helpful and patient with any small changes I was after. I was very conscious of the tight time frame of the project, but ITC’s responsiveness was impressive.

Terry Perk | Assistant Vice Chancellor (Strategic Projects) | UCA

University for the Creative Arts, Rochester House
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