Stakeholder Project Management for the £22m
refurbishment of The University of Brighton’s
largest building to provide state of the art
teaching spaces and laboratories.
Completed in phases, the building was occupied
throughout the works and complex logistical planning
was required to ensure teaching was not disrupted.

Stages Completed
The Cockcroft refurbishment project saw the internal and external refurbishment of one of the University’s oldest buildings, constructed in the 1960s and one of the most prominent buildings within the University’s estate. The existing building provides approximately 15,400m2 of accommodation over ten storeys, including teaching rooms, laboratories, workshops, offices, student’s union and restaurant facilities.

MortonScarr was appointed as Stakeholder Project Manager for the design development and construction phases of the project. As an Architecture practice which works closely with its clients to develop their design brief and specific needs on every project, we were well placed to provide this crucial link between the two parties. Our role was to communicate the needs of the Building Users and Stakeholders to the Design Team during the pre-construction phase, alongside assisting with the communication of the resulting design back to Users to assist with its final sign off.

During the construction phase, the building was in constant occupation with a phased delivery releasing floors as they became complete. MortonScarr’s role included communicating construction progress to Building Users, assisting with the phasing planning alongside the decant and interim moves for Users, as well as building and maintaining a Sharepoint site for the storing of all project information.

The role continued through the construction period and into the post-occupation phase, assisting with the resolution of defects.
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