calfordseaden was appointed as Project Managers to deliver this specialist youth project in Old Street in central London.

The project successfully delivered a range of facilities, including sound studios, teaching spaces, and performance space, for use by the Dragon Hall Trust, a charitable organisation who provides support to young people, residents, business and community groups and a separate dental surgery.

calfordseaden adopted a collaborative approach to the project, undertaking the role of Project Manager and also acting for the Client. The Project Manager was also involved in every aspect of the design, including architecture, M&E and valuations.

This was a complicated project requiring extensive consultation and liaison with the existing building occupants, who were adjacent to the site and would be affected by the construction noise. There was also the requirement to divert and alter services, which also affected the existing building occupants, along with adjusting the existing fire alarm system to allow for the new section of the building to be incorporated.

In addition, the Project Manager consulted with the stakeholders who would be occupying the building, which included a newly constructed dental surgery.

Following a review of the progress, calfordseaden was able to advise on relocating the contractor’s site offices to allow the fit out of the dental surgery. This was critical for an adjacent housing development commencement which was dependant on the dentist vacating a section of the existing site.