With its student population rapidly increasing, University College London (UCL) needed more space on its Bloomsbury campus. The solution – Re-organise 1-19 Torrington Place.
Structure Tone were appointed to create bespoke learning environments through impactful design and quality that reflects the Universities reputation for excellence and innovation.
Working with the University’s Design Team, Structure Tone helped develop a Restacking Scheme to renovate Level 10, refurbish the Ground floor and the Basement, thus providing:
New receptions, lecture theatres, various specialist-teaching spaces and breakout / social areas – all while normal operations continued on the floors above.
To solve that challenge, we organised the Project into a detailed four-phase plan:
The entire effort was completed before the beginning of new academic term, allowing the University to get settled before classes resumed. The fantastic new spaces now offer 542 seats of specialist teaching space and 10 new learning and social spaces, as well as a new DDA lift, security speed gates and a striking reception desks.
University College London (UCL)
1-19 Torrington Place, London W1
June 2017 – December 2017
Restack and CAT B fit out over 3 floors
UCL Project Manager
John Robertson Architects & Thornton Reynolds
Faithful & Gould
“An outstanding project delivered to a demanding timeline, on budget within a fully operational building. The benefit of early contractor engagement, design ownership from RIBA 2/3 and a collaborative approach between contractor and employer. Well done Jack and the Structure Tone team. Our Students and academic colleagues continue to provide great feedback on this project.”
Kevin Argent, Director of Estates Development at University College London