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Universal Studios

Office refurbishment

Located in West Kensington, London, Beaumont House is a late 19th century warehouse, formerly used by Liberty & Co. It is now category A office space, and home to Universal Music, the global record company.

Crofton Design was commissioned to produce a scope of work / specification for the M&E services for strip out works and new installations, to enable the 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors to be refurbished and fitted out in time for Universal Music to relocate to this new premises.

The refurbishment works were tendered on a ‘Design & Build’ basis, so the works had to be undertaken on a very tight schedule, without disruption to the existing tenants, who remained in the building.

The M&E installation had to be designed to allow the client flexibility to re-configure the floor plan without the need to re-engineer the services.

Due to the historic nature of the building and planning constraints requiring retention of architectural features, for example internal cast iron columns; the ventilation design incorporated a shadow gap around the head of the CI columns to allow air to return via the ceiling voids and retain the full architectural feature of the columns.

Crofton worked closely with both the professional teams and contractors in order to deliver the project on time, which involved rapid response to requests to attend site visits and answering contractor queries. Furthermore, Crofton was actively involved in the tender process and contractor selection and continued in a site monitoring role during construction phase.