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University of Brighton - Cockcroft Building

Pre-construction services, design brief development and 10 storey refurbishment. Procured via the IESE framework

Project Stats

98 weeks
150,000 sq ft

Project Story

We were truly proud to be awarded this project, won under the iESE framework, to carry out pre-construction services for the Cockcroft Building and develop the design brief in conjunction with our project partners. We agreed with a design proposal including a complete strip-out on each floor, followed by a comprehensive refurbishment over 10 storeys. All the existing windows were replaced with new insulation and finishes installed on the existing roofs. A timber decking system created new terraces at the 8th floor, enhanced by the installation of new balustrades together with a brise soleil.

This project won the inaugural Architecture Today awards for 'Buildings that stand the test of time' in the education category in 2023.
Project Outcomes
  • New services provided throughout
  • BIM level 1 implemented during the refurbishment
  • The works took place while the building remained in occupation.

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