Project Overview

project name: University of Strathclyde, Graham Hills Building, IT Machine Room
quantity surveyor: Currie & Brown UK
client: University of Strathclyde
services consultant: Arup & Partners
value: £550K
structural engineer: Arup & Partners
architect: McLean Architects
main contractor: Taylor and Fraser

Taylor and Fraser undertook the formation of a new IT Machine Room within the Graham Hills Building at the University of Strathclyde. Taylor and Fraser were involved at inception of the project, working closely with the client and design team, delivering a project successfully under the auspices of our existing framework agreement. There was also requirement to work in partnership with the client’s directly employed subcontractor at the point of delivery of the servers to ensure a seamless changeover from existing to new. In addition, a new generator was installed, remote of the room within a car park, for emergency back-up.

Scope of Work

The project was located on the ground floor of an occupied building with much of the work undertaken out-with normal working hours to minimise inconvenience to university staff. Completion of the project was achieved in March 2008.

The project comprised of the following trades:

  • Downtakings and alterations
  • Internal masonry walls
  • Anti-static carpet and vinyl flooring
  • Suspended ceilings
  • Electrical, data and IT installation
  • Steel security doorsets
  • Joiner finishes
  • Fire protection
  • Decoration
  • Mechanical installation
  • Emergency generator including steel security cages and gates