UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD – REFURBISHMENT OF ELLA ARMITAGE BUILDING

Total Regen managed refurbishment of the University Of Sheffield's Ella Armitage Building, formerly known as the Sheffield Bioincubator. Works included the creation of new working and teaching spaces, installation of new doors and frames, as well as the relocation of gas pipework.

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Project details:

Client:  University of Warwick

Team:  Total Regen

Type: Refurbishment

Location: Warwick

Project value: £1m

Procurement: Competitive Tender

Project Overview

The University of Sheffield is a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of its research-led learning and teaching.

In 2018, Total Regen was appointed by the university to manage the refurbishment of the its Ella Armitage Building, formerly known as the Sheffield Bioincubator. Works would include the creation of new working and teaching spaces through the sub-division of existing rooms, installation of new doors and frames, as well as the relocation of gas pipework to accommodate the new laboratory spaces.

Managed by Total Regen, works spanned the first, second and third floors of the building, comprising the subdivision of existing rooms with glazed partitions and stud walls, adaptation of existing ventilation, power and lighting, and the replacement of existing finishes. LED lighting was also implemented to help maintain the university’s dedicated approach to reducing its carbon emissions.


Total Regen Approach

Specialist laboratory and gas works

Works to the second and third floor laboratories entailed strip-out of the natural gas pipework from each benchtop gas tap station and capping off the solenoid valve and emergency stops, which were retained for future use.

Total Regen reconfigured the laboratory floor layouts and redirected the gas pipework to feed into the existing and new labs. We also relocated and installed new gas detection systems, which were tested to ensure quality compliance prior to commissioning.

Throughout the project, we worked closely with the client’s chosen independent laboratory gas specialist, Roses Medical Limited, whom underwent specialist site inductions prior to commencing work on site.

Achieving minimal disruption within a live university environment

Working within live research facilities, Total Regen’s approach was tailored to minimising disruption to staff, students and visitors, as well as overcoming site constraints associated with the building’s high-profile location. This was achieved through phased working, meticulous site management and Total Regen’s own extensive experience in successfully delivering refurbishment projects within live educational environments.

Smooth, BCGA-compliant handover

For all piped laboratory works, Total Regen managed the quality compliance and completion process on behalf of the University, ensuring these works were designed, installed and tested in line with pressure equipment regulations, pressure system safety regulations, as well as British Compressed Gases Association codes of practice, CP4 (industrial gas cylinder manifolds and gas distribution pipework (excluding acetylene) and CP30 (the safe use of liquid nitrogen dewars up to 50 litres)

PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS

HIGH-QUALITY FINISH – the project was delivered to a high standard, with Total Regen receiving commendation from the university for our considerate and flexible approach

MINIMAL DISRUPTION -Working within live research facilities and in a high-profile location, Total Regen’s ensured minimal disruption to staff, students and visitors, through phased working, meticulous site management, and regular communication with the wider project team

FUTURE-PROOFING – the comprehensive modernisation of the Ella Armitage building’s teaching, office and laboratory spaces has significantly enhanced the facilities for energy researchers, helping the university plan for the future

ENSURING BGCA COMPLIANCE – Total Regen managed the quality compliance and completion process on behalf of the University, ensuring all piped laboratory works were designed, installed and tested in line with pressure equipment regulations, pressure system safety regulations, as well as British Compressed Gases Association codes of practice, CP4 and CP30

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