5 Tyndall Avenue


John Perkins Construction carried out a £2million refurbishment and internal fit-out of three floors of the University of Bristol’s 5 Tyndall Avenue.

Working closely with Kendall Kingscott and Smith Consult, this complex project was accomplished while the building remained partially occupied. Any disturbance to staff needed to be kept to a minimum.

Great care was also required to safeguard the extremely sensitive electronic equipment housed on the ground floor. 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 new light-and-airy 5 Tyndall Avenue has been well received by University of Bristol staff.