Walter Lilly has been appointed as a contractor on a seven year Capital Programme Framework with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to carry out refurbishment to its campus and other works including internal fit out and remodelling of CAT III laboratories, student spaces, administrative facilities, offices, catering facilities and libraries.
The Capital Programme Framework is structured in two lots; the first for projects of up to £2 million in value, and the second for projects with values of £1 million or greater. Walter Lilly was successfully appointed on both lots, each of which has five contractors who will be invited to tender for each project. The framework agreement will be based on the JCT 2016 framework on both a traditional and Design and Build basis. Among the LSHTM’s key objectives for 2019 and 2020 is to redevelop its estate to provide a high-quality, flexible and sustainable environment for research and education by refurbishing all of its laboratories, renovating the Bedford Square buildings and constructing a new research building on Tavistock Place.
The LSHTM is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and education in public and global health. It is a leader in the field of research into infectious diseases, developing and testing vaccines, addressing emerging infections and epidemics, and investigating the threat of antimicrobial resistance, as well as conducting research into health systems, the economics of health, and investigating the health implications of climate change.
The Keppel Street building which houses the LSHTM has been in use since it was opened in 1929, and has been a Grade II listed building since the 1980s. It is a steel-framed building, one of the first ever constructed, with a façade of Portland limestone in the Stripped Classical style. 80% of all projects undertaken by Walter Lilly are in listed buildings so with our experience and exemplary record of sensitive and effective restoration work on historical buildings, the Keppel Street building is in expert hands.