Calcutta House - Phases 1 & 2
Our fit-out specialist was appointed by London Metropolitan University to carry out the refit and refurbishment of its Calcutta House campus in Aldgate
Procured through the Scape Major Works Framework phase 1 of the project was carried out over 21 weeks with works including the demolition and services validation to facilitate the refit of five floors including upgrading of the M&E services.
Phase 2 of the works were carried out over 24 weeks. In a live environment at all times the team stripped out and refurbished all areas within the Calcutta Annexe and the part refurbishment of the Goulstan Street Building which included the demolition of floor partitions and minor alterations to the ground and 1st floor study rooms.
The project created space for a metal workshop, wood workshop and a basement accommodating a film and animation studio, a rapid prototyping and digital print workshop, a finishing workshop, and the on-site hire shop.
It also created an area that will serve as decant teaching space for the university for three years allowing the sell off and refurbishment of other stock.
Graham Shaw, managing director of Willmott Dixon interiors said “We are delighted to have carried out both phase 1 and 2 of the project for London Metropolitan University, creating valuable learning environments for future generations.”
Supporting the local community
As with all Willmott Dixon projects, great importance was placed on benefiting the local community, with 95% of spend within a 40 mile radius and 1110 short courses run throughout the project. The project achieved Bronze level from the Considerate Constructors Scheme.