The project involved the refurbishment of the Fine Arts department at Newcastle University this involved the partial re-wire and alterations to the heating and ventilation system across two buildings the 1911 & 1960’s building.


Project Value                        £545,000.00

Electrical Services              £362,000.00

Mechanical Services         £108,000.00

Plumbing Services                  £75,000.00


Project Duration

October 2011 – October 2012



Newcastle University


Main Contractor

Laing O’Rourke Construction North


Balliol Business Park


NE12 8EW

The overall Project included the supply and installation of the following services.


Electrical Distribution Upgrade

Small Power Installation;

Lighting Upgrade and Low Energy & LED Lighting;

Emergency Lighting via Static Inverter & LED Lighting;

Fire Alarm Upgrade;

CAT5E Data Cabling Installation;

Lift Power Supplies to Evacuation Lift;

Door Access Control System Upgrade.

Heating Upgrade

Ventilation Services Upgrade;

Hot Water Services;

Sanitary Ware Upgrade to Toilets & Showers;

Above Ground Drainage;

The work was carried out over 5 phases maintaining the full operation of the department for students throughout the project period.

This project was delivered on time, to budget and to clients specification and satisfaction.

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