Education

Having helped to deliver every kind of educational institution, we’re familiar with their challenges and needs. From nurseries and schools to further education colleges and universities, they have all faced their own challenges and examinations in renewing their facilities. We’ve worked with them, their architects and their funding partners to give achievable shape to their designs.

Royal College of Art, Battersea South

Client: Royal College of Art
Project: New campus
Location: Central London
Service: Project management
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Status: Current

The Royal College of Art (RCA) are building a new state-of-the-art £108m campus. We are providing project management services as a part of a multi-disciplinary team led by Mott McDonald.

The new campus will be an innovative and creative space for students and faculty. The RCA is setting out to deliver a complex brief that marries art, design innovation, research and technology to create a flexible building; contributing to the long term success of the Battersea campus. Equals and Mott MacDonald are providing project management, engineering and design support to Herzog & de Meuron who are appointed as architects on the scheme.

Blackheath Halls

Client: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Project: Refurbishment of Concert Hall
Location: Blackheath, London
Service: Project and cost management and contract administration
Architect: Woods Bagot
Status: Completed

Blackheath Halls is a Grade II listed building located in South East London (part of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance), considered to be one of the oldest purpose-built concert halls still in existence. We completed phase one and two of a major programme of refurbishment and restoration work.

Phase 1 – We ensured the project successfully delivered its aim in increasing the overall thermal performance of the building and enhancing artist and audience experience. The refurbishment consisted of a new slate roof including restoration of the existing roof coverings, works brick friezes and architectural features.

Phase 2 – The main works to refurbish the existing building have provided a dynamic performance venue that continues to be an inspirational space for the staff and the students. The works included the replacement of the services installations to provide a comfortable space within the hall, and to ensure optimum acoustic performance.  Also included were improvements to back of house facilities, and the extension of the building to encompass the existing substation. Retractable seating was fitted, as well as a refurbished stage and front of house facilities. We provided project and cost management on this second phase.