Edmonton Green Library

Client: London Borough of Enfield
Value: £2.2m
Contract Period: 33 Weeks
Form of Contract: JCT with Quantities 2011
Project Manager: Ingleton Wood LLP
Architect: Playle & Partners
Quantity Surveyor: Playle & Partners

The works were undertaken for a returning client and required the strip out and refurbishment of an existing library, occupying two of the three floors of our Client’s Housing & Facilities Management department building. Disruption free operation of the departments throughout the contract was essential to our Client.

Project Details:

  • The identification and validation of existing services through the building, establishing those common to all floors and those essential to the operation of the live floor above.
  • Removal of both historical and newly redundant services, and re-ordering the retained live services to minimise clashes and facilitate future maintenance.
  • Expansion of the existing ground floor server room as part of the refurbishment, whilst maintaining essential continued operation for our Client though-out the project.
  • The strip out of the existing fixtures and fittings, working within noise restrictions to minimise disruption to operations above.
  • Installation of new upgraded IT and data services, and integrating new security and fire alarm systems into the live floor with minimal disruption to daily operation.
  • Replacement of both the existing roof mounted stand-by generator and the lift within the existing shaft.
  • Installation of a new revolving door entrance enclosure, and glazed partitioned meeting rooms.
  • The relocation of the Borough War Memorial to a new museum area on the first floor.
  • New ceilings, lighting and floor finishes throughout.
  • Post contract attendance during our Client’s setting up period prior to re-opening the library.

Despite a significant number of changes required to the existing services following the stripping out of the existing finishes, the project completed on time, allowing our Client to re-open the library to the public within their planned timescale.