In January 2022, Morgan Sindal awarded DCL the SFS works at Birmingham University’s flagship building, the Molecular science facility. The project was £45million to Morgan Sindal and £750k to ourselves. When finished, the building will strengthen the university’s core research capabilities in the chemical, environmental and bio-molecular sciences, fostering an environment where world-class research can be carried out. It will be a showcase for research and innovation and a place to connect that research to education, promoting collaborative work.
So from an SFS perspective, the six-storey building that stands 32m high taxed the DCL installer’s nerve and will. SFS installs are very rarely installed this high of a MEWP. The SFS had both EOS ‘fly through’ and conventional ‘stick build’ systems. Some of the stats are;
SFS stud 5,910 lm.
Fly through brackets 1501 no.
Siniat weather defence board 3,345m2
Euroform Versaroc A1 CP board 1556m2
Rockwool insulation slab 6200m2
The project had a challenging programme with a multitude of trades working on all elevations simultaneously. But given all the challenges of programme and sequence, the project was a huge success. The building will be a showcase for Birmingham University for research and innovation and a place to connect that research to education, promoting collaborative work.
Scope of Works
Weather Defence boarding