UCL starts search for contractor to relocate dentistry school
August 15, 2018 – The London-based university is on the hunt for a design and build contractor
UCL is on the lookout for a contractor to deliver facilities to enable the London university to relocate its dentistry school.
The project involves the creation of facilities to allow the Eastman Dental Institute to move from its current home at 256 and 123 Gray’s Inn Road into the Rockefeller and Huntley Street buildings.
The project, which is being procured as a two-stage design and build contract, will take place across unconnected spaces on the building’s ground, first, second, third and fourth floor.
Work will be take place while adjacent spaces remain in use.
UCL, which recently named former MoD estates boss Francesca Fryer as its director of estates, is also currently in the process of appointing contractors to the first phase of its new campus in east London.
A contractor for the £200m first building, Marshgate I is shortly to be announced, while a shortlist is expected to be made for its second building, Pool Street West, in the coming weeks.
The Pool Street West contract is worth around £90m.