University of Derby - Summer Works
University of Derby
• Client: University of Derby
• Project: Series of schemes
• Project Value: £5m
YMD Boon was appointed by the University to design and deliver five number projects with a total construction value of £5m over the summer 2017 vacation. Works included total refurbishment of 6 number laboratories, major remodelling of internal spaces to provide high quality teaching, social areas and office spaces.
After the briefing meeting, our team modelled all affected areas using Revit software. Using Revit and providing information in 3D format made the end user consultation a lot easier and consequently speeded up the decision making process.
Due to the speed of the programme, our approach was to ’get it right, first time’. Therefore, we organized a workshop with the stakeholders and presented all schemes in 3D format and together we put together an initial design. We took along a set of room data sheets so finishes and FF&E requirements were captured by the Project Architect at the same meeting. The layouts were signed off by the client team within a couple of days; ensuring packages could be procured to meet the delivery programme.