As the School of Life Sciences at Dundee University continues to develop and expand, the requirement for facilities to be refurbished to the highest standards has grown. Development of the Wellcome Building and James Black Centre on adjacent sites has left the original Medical Sciences Institute in need of significant upgrading and refurbishment to match the standard of accommodation provided in its near neighbours.
Wellwood Leslie Architects have brought our experience in building refurbishment together with our developing skills in the life sciences sector together to carry out this refurbishment on behalf of the School of Life Sciences headed by Sir Philip Cohen.
The Lecture Theatre refurbishment has been undertaken in conjunction with acoustic consultants, NCS Partnership to provide a comprehensive refurbishment package. Acoustic testing was undertaken at the outset of the project which then informed specification. Further testing was undertaken at completion confirming the design meets the required performance standard.
Significant expertise was applied to ensure lighting, colour scheme, access/egress and physical space was suitable to ensure accessibility for all staff and students. Extensive liaison was undertaken with furniture manufacturers to ensure high levels of comfort and suitable sight lines were achieved.
The project was completed over the summer recess period when the lecture theatres were not required and was completed on time to host freshers week events and the beginning of the 2010-2011 session.
The successful delivery of this project continues our excellent working relationship with the University of Dundee and the School of Life Sciences.