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In November 2018, under our Measured Term Contract for Building Fabric and Maintenance works, Sykes were instructed to complete a full refurbishment of 39 Teaching and Learning Classrooms during the Christmas closure period from late November to early January. These included classrooms in Clement House, 32 Lincolns Inn Field and the Old Building.
This very challenging programme had to be delivered and ready for the start of the examinations period in January 2019. The programme of works was developed in conjunction with the LSE’s room booking department as spaces were allocated on specific days, nights and weekend periods – so close monitoring and pre-emptive planning was crucial in the safe and successful delivery. The programme was delivered working predominantly out-of-hours including over Christmas bank holidays.
Each of the teaching rooms was upgraded from the existing facilities of projectors, screens and lecterns to a new fully digital world-class setup of interactive learning. Sykes along with audio and visual specialists and nominated data and electrical contractors, completed works to remove all of the existing power and data containment, BWIC for enabling works to run new cabling infrastructure to serve new interactive teaching walls and installation of new, including lighting, lecture recording camera systems, lecturers lecterns, audio speaker systems and digital projectors. In conjunction with these specialist works, the rooms were fitted out with acoustic panelling and wall coverings for improved sound quality, new floor coverings and redecorations, inclusive of the existing furniture churn for new.
Working with the LSE estates design team to a detailed specification and room allocation programme, the entire project was delivered on programme and budget and handed over, having been fully tested and commissioned in time for re-opening to the students.