Davy Project, Plymouth
University of Plymouth
Completed - 2018
£2m/ 627 sqm
The Davy building at Plymouth University has been under a rolling refurbishment plan over the last 10 years.
From an early stage there has always been an aspiration to deliver a new laboratory area which exceeds expectations and brings the building in line with other educational facilities.
The client wanted to reconfigure Davy 3 North for Microbiology / Molecular Biology and Davy 2 South, which together will accommodate a large multipurpose teaching laboratory, enhancing teaching and learning activities across multiple Schools in the two Faculties. These improvements are all aimed at providing a better experience to students and to reduce the impact on teaching and teaching support functions.
The initial design proposal having been undertaken by another consultant. Percy Thomas Architects won the bid for the Stage 3 proposals for the in April 2017 and it became apparent there was opportunity to review some of the decisions made to more closely comply with the brief. We have developed and progressed the design while developing the level of detail to allow for the greater cost certainty associated with the project progression.