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University of Kent

Crofton has worked on numerous refurbishment projects at the University of Kent campus over the past three years.

The most recent projects have been the refurbishment of the existing sports hall facilities, the refurbishment of the Electronics block and the refurbishment of Mungo’s bar

Sports Hall Facilities

The existing sports hall facilities were refurbished in two phases over the last two years.  The first phase was the ground floor changing areas and multi use spaces.  The second phase was the first floor staff accommodation including offices and staff recreation room.  Careful consideration was taken during the design of the first phase to ensure that services were easily accessible for extension into the second phase at a later date.  This resulted in additional heating pipework, domestic water pipework and electrical sub-main cables being installed within phase 1 to avoid the necessity to disturb the installation in Phase 1 when carrying out phase 2

Electronics Block

The Electronics block refurbishment was particularly challenging as the Electrical Sub-Main Distribution within the 1960’s building was via an obsolete Bus Bar trunking system that ran through each room; the university also could not vacate the building during the refurbishment.  We worked closely with the university to develop a suitable scheme that allowed phased replacement of the sub-main distribution together with the refurbishment of the individual Laboratories and offices within the block.  The Electronics laboratories were refurbished to meet modern day demands with significant quantise of power and data outlets and the installation of comfort cooling to maintain a satisfactory working temperature within the rooms due to the high heat load of the equipment.

Mungo’s Bar

This involved the refurbishment and modernisation of one of the existing student common rooms to incorporate a Café/Bar for the students together with a brighter more pleasant recreational environment.

Crofton Design has also assisted the University in adopting a standard lighting control system to be implemented for all future projects.