University of Northumbria, Ellison E Block


  • Client: University of Northumbria
  • Programme: Offsite prior to commencement: 3 weeks
    Onsite: 21 weeks – 5 weeks ahead of programme (Aug 2007 to Dec 08)
  • Contract Value: £922k
  • Scope of Work: Existing and occupied teaching block that required panel stabilisation and concrete repair prior to aluminium cladding and window replacement. The whole project was carried out from cradle access due to very difficult site conditions


The project comprised design and build of an insulated aluminium rainscreen and replacement windows. Additional works undertaken included panel stabilisation and concrete repair prior to overcladding. The entire project was carried-out from cradle access due to very difficult conditions of site access.


“Throughout the construction period the building was occupied by staff and students and d+b facades were flexible in their approach to programming the works ensuring there was minimal disruption. They approached the various design changes necessary with the speed and competency required to keep the works on programme and finish on the agreed date. D+b facades showed that they had the necessary experience from working at other institutions in the sector to ensure the project was delivered with minimal disruption to the end-user. I am happy to recommend them for works of this nature knowing that they will approach all works with the client’s core business needs uppermost in their plans”.
Gary Wilson, Senior Projects Coordinator (Building)

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