Cocksedge Refurbishments

Sidney Sussex Garden Court


Sidney Sussex College


Completion Date

17 weeks

January 2015


Refurbishment/Remodelling of 44 rooms over 5 floors.

Removal and installation of new lift shaft and lift.


The early involvement with our supply chain partners for the refurbishment and lift replacement project for Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge, (£1.2 million), resulted in a cost savings of over £396,000. With this partnership we were able to re-schedule and phase the works and negate the need to relocate the students. The project was split into two phases with the first phase consisting of the lift shaft replacement works and the refurbishment of the 44 rooms over the five floors. This phase was completed on time and within 14 weeks. The second phase was the installation of the lift which was successfully completed within 3 weeks over the Christmas holiday period. This alternative phased construction method allowed the student accommodation to be handed over early thus negating the cost (44 rooms at £9,000 per term) and requirement for relocating the students.

The project was successfully completed 2 weeks ahead of time within budget.

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