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.

Great care was required to safeguard the extremely sensitive electronic equipment housed on the lower ground floor. The building works were carried out dry to avoid introducing water risk into an environment with critical computer equipment.

Working closely with Kendall Kingscott and Smith Consult, this complex project was accomplished while the building remained partially occupied.

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.