SEC Interiors working in partnership with Volkerfitzpatrick Ltd

Higher Education Institute fit-out

The fit-out of multiple facilities at a prestigious Higher Education Institute's campus in Cambridgeshire, which included the creation of a cellularised, administration office fit-out, along with demolition and reinstatement works to a 1950s style building; all delivered to the highest of standards, whilst working to challenging time restraints across a 21,000 sq/ft footprint.


Take a look at our other works involved in Phase 1, which included the fit-out of the Science Building and teaching faculties offices.


Higher Education Institute



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CAT A fit out
HVAC - supply and installation

Phase 1: Fit-out and refurbishment of multiple educational facilities


SEC Interiors is pleased to announce that in 2017 we were awarded a contract - in partnership with VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd - to carry out a wide range of commercial interior fit-out works for a prestigious educational institute based in Cambridgeshire. 


SEC Interiors were awarded the project after winning a highly competitive tender, with Phase 1 of the project starting just before Christmas 2017. The Phase 1 works included the design and construction of a new base build (shell and core) in one of the campus’s existing buildings, which lead to the creation and fit-out of a number of cellularised offices built for administrative purposes.

These newly created offices were finished with a comprehensive and complex integration of electrical solutions, including HVAC systems. Within the same building SEC Interiors also created a new lecture room space, complete with a combination of fixed position and spin seating, lighting and audio visual equipment to finish.


The 2nd site SEC Interiors worked on during Phase 1 was an existing, 1950s style building located on the same campus which underwent heavy demolition and reinstatement works. Both the 1st and 3rd floors of the building were refurbished, with the 1st floor now functioning as a student co-working space. The 3rd floor was fitted to house an optometry lab.


The final part of Phase 1 focused on the fit-out of the Science Building, which included the installation of partitioning systems, suspended ceilings, acoustic panels and more.



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Lecture room fit out with audio visual technology
Lecture room fit out
University lecture room

Looking towards the future...  Phase 2 of the  project


Phase 1 of this project saw SEC Interiors work independently to deliver an assortment of fully refurbished buildings across the campus site, all completed to the highest of standards for this prestigious educational institution. The 1st Phase of works were drawn to a close at the end of March, 2018, with a total of 30 weeks spent on-site. 


As all of the buildings were occupied at the time of the works, SEC Interiors made allowances to ensure that any disruption to the occupants was minimised at all times. This was done whilst working to challenging time restraints, on an accelerated and condensed programme schedule, and all whilst working across 3 buildings simultaneously with a combined footprint of 21,000 sq/ft.


Phase 2 of the project has also been awarded to SEC Interiors, and works are set to begin in May, 2018, continuing until the following year - a total of 60 weeks spent on-site.


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