Durham University – Teaching & Learning

Durham University have appointed GSS as Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyors to undertake a substantial refurbishment project of 41 of their teaching rooms/lecture theatres at various locations around the campus, some of which are situated within listed buildings.

The project was procured using a 2 stage tender with the University’s framework contractors, due to the programme requirements, and an early start on site was required to ensure that the works could be completed during times when the rooms were not programmed for use.

Due to the large number of rooms to be completed, the works were split into 8 sections; this ensured that the number of rooms out of timetabling at any time was kept to a minimum, so as not to impact on the University’s teaching capability.

One section of work remains to be completed during the Easter holidays and the project is scheduled for overall completion by the end of April 2019.