Gilbert Ash bags £20m UCL architecture school revamp
University College London has awarded to refurbish Wates House for The Bartlett School of Architecture in London to Gilbert Ash.
The project designed by Hawkins\Brown will double the amount of teaching and research space available while retaining the building’s existing structure.
The eight-level building will be stripped back to its core and extensively reconfigured as part of the project expected to cost around £20m.
The project is part of UCL’s wider programme to modernise its Bloomsbury Campus and is seen as an important opportunity to demonstrate how the retrofit of the 1970’s building stock is possible, producing world-class architecture while retaining the embodied energy.
Mace are acting as project managers on the job.
Aaron Morby | Fri 19th December | Construction Enquirer