Franklin-Wilkins Building, King’s College London

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Scope of Job

Air Handling Unit (AHU) replacement programme involving validation of existing plant with setting to work and commissioning of newly installed upon replacement. Chiller replacement involving water treatment, dynamic flushing, chemical cleaning, dosing with inhibitor and biocides to BSRIA BG29 standards.

Franklin-Wilkins Building, King’s College London

What the Project Entailed

Air and Water systems commissioning and testing to CIBSE Code A & W. Water treatment, flushing and chemical cleaning to BSRIA BG29.

Franklin-Wilkins Building, King’s College London

What We Brought to the job

Close co-ordination with client, bms and building end user as various floors are occupied and in full use, minimal disruption to existing services. Close monitoring programme to ensure microbiological control over closed systems prior to handover and systems integration.

Franklin-Wilkins Building, King’s College London

Contractor: Artic Building Services 

Nature of client end user business: Educational Site 

The Franklin-Wilkins Building is part of the Waterloo Campus of King’s College London. It was built between 1912 and 1915 as a reinforced-concrete headquarters building for Her Majesty’s Stationary Office. It was originally known as Cornwall House. However before HMSO could move in the building was requisitioned for use as a military hospital in 1915. As the King George Military Hospital it accommodated, at its height, some 1800 patients on 63 wards. Cornwall House had been built with underground tunnels connecting it to nearby Waterloo Station. These tunnels were used by the hospital to transfer wounded soldiers arriving by train from the Front. 

King’s College acquired the building in the late 1980s and after refurbishment it opened as an educational site in 1999. 

Project Location: Waterloo, London 

Timing: April 2015 and ongoing as of June 2017

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