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University of Bristol's 5 Tyndall Avenue

John Perkins Construction carried out a £1.1million refurbishment and internal fit out of the first floor of the University of Bristol's 5 Tyndall Avenue.

Working closely with Kendall Kingscott and Smith Consult, this complex project was accomplished over 19 weeks. The building remained partially occupied throughout the works, so disturbance to staff needed to be kept to a minimum.

Great care was also required to safeguard the some extremely sensitive electronic equipment housed on the ground floor, directly under the work area. The building works were carried out dry to avoid introducing water into an environment with critical computer equipment.

In order to ensure the safety of 5 Tyndall Avenue's staff, students and visitors, we completely segregated the site access routes from the building user access routes, using a scaffold access tower and a person and materials hoist.

What's more, we squeezed the welfare and office provision into a small car park immediately adjacent to the scaffold and hoist. This minimised disruption to road users and the building's neighbours in this busy Kingsdown setting.

Now fully transformed, the light and airy first floor of 5 Tyndall Avenue has been well received by University of Bristol staff.

"We have experienced great service from John Perkins Construction. A collaborative process was used to address any issues, and the team was strong and communicative. Some good lateral thinking helped with our particular project and delivered a good finish."

Graham Hall
Senior Project Manager, Capital Projects Team
University of Bristol