University College School

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University College School


University College School, Hampstead, London

Summer holiday 2014 alternation works

Project Procurement:
HBS were successful in tendering for the project as main contractor.

Scope of works:
Extension of Gymnasium into basement Costa Coffee Café and relocation of Costa Coffee Café to 6 form building, classroom redecorations and staff common room & work room refurbishment

Project Value:

Project Details:
A programme critical project to carry out various works to the pupil and staff facilities to various parts of the school

HBS undertook a major expansion of the popular and successful gym facility on site at UCS. This work required the relocation of the on-site Costa Coffee café to a new home within the existing 6th form block.

Works included the careful relocation of the Costa Coffee counter and all equipment into newly refurbished space. New mechanical and electrical works were required to ensure the facility was installed correctly. Both the expanded gym area and the new café were fully fitted out to the highest specification and standard of work.

Other work included a full refurbishment of staff common and work space areas along with the governors board room, headmasters office and several classrooms.

The key to the success of the project was down to the project delivery team making decisive decisions on a day to day basis: a full time experienced site manager, an on-site estate bursar representing the school directly and a HBS project manager procuring the works effectively. Programmes and budgets were hit and the school started the September term in their completed new facilities.



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Havering Building Specialists Ltd.
46-48 Brentwood Road,
Romford, Essex RM1 2EX
Phone: 01708 744 574

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