Project Overview

project name: Heriot Watt University – William Perkins Building, Laser Lab
quantity surveyor: Sweet Group
client: Heriot Watt University
services consultant: Harley Haddow
value: £280K
structural engineer: Will Rudd Davidson
architect: Riach and Hall Architects
main contractor: Taylor and Fraser

This project involved major refurbishment of the Chemistry Laboratories within William Perkins Building consisting of a specialist laser laboratory, offices and large storage area. All of which was carried out in a live operational environment.

Scope of Work

Deliveries had to be carefully managed as the sole access to the site was through a courtyard which is closely monitored as it contained the main chemical storage area for the building, requiring close communication in respect of regular and irregular client deliveries.

  • Demolition and site clearance
  • Enabling works & Structural alterations
  • Installation of fume cupboards and laboratory benching
  • External windows and doors
  • New internal glazed screens
  • New floor coverings and Suspended ceiling finishes throughout
  • New decoration throughout
  • New Mechanical, air conditioning, electrical and ventilation services
  • Creation of office and storage area
  • Fire alarm and gas alarm systems installed
  • Protection of glass drainage system throughout the works
  • New external underground drainage
  • External wind shelter