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Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds

Job Details:

Mechanical and Electrical – Balfour Beatty

Principle Contractor – Galiford Try

Completed in Jan 2017

This job was made up of 3 challenging phases. Parts of the Library were kept live to ensure the University staff and students could still utilise its facilities.

50 HD IP CCTV System this includes a large number of fish eye camera to ensure full coverage

Systems Installed:

High definition IP CCTV System (Including 6mp & 12mp fish eye technology)

NSI Graded Intruder Alarm system

Intercom System

Simons Voss Hybrid Access control locking system

Disabled Refuge System

WC Alarms

The Challenge/Brief:

The refurbishment of the Edward Boyle Library (EBL) will allow the development of an Information Resources Hub at the heart of the campus, serving taught and postgraduate students as well as staff, fit for the 21st century and reflecting the University’s ambitious academic vision.

The upgrade will create a dedicated IT rich environment that will be home to over 2,000 group and silent study spaces, a postgraduate study zone along with teaching spaces and a new café.

Project Manager Quotation:

“I thrive on large scale projects and although we had to meet tight deadlines on all phases, this is something we are used to. It was a privilege to be part of such a building in the heart of the campus. It was great to step back and see the finished project.”

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