Current projects

Current projects

We are currently updating our current project list

The Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering Project (AMP) provided the relocation of the Department of Aeronautics into the City & Guilds Building (previously the Mechanical Engineering Building) and the Skempton Building and, at the same time, refurbish the remainder of the City & Guilds Building. The project began in 2011 and completed in 2017.

  
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The City & Guilds Building had come to a point where numerous elements and services were approaching the end of their life expectancy. The  pressing need was to renew the building to meet the requirements for world leading engineering research and teaching. Through the refurbishment of the Mechanical Engineering Building and connecting these buildings to the Skempton Building, space was created to accommodate the Department of Aeronautics, enabling the sharing of teaching and research facilities between engineering departments. In addition, the relocation of the Department of Aeronautics from the Roderic Hill/ACEX site unlocked this part of the South Kensington Campus for future development. The AMP refurbishment ensured their long term sustainability avoiding the cost of radical restructuring. It addressed the backlog of maintenance issues, the external fabric of the building and the services, plant and infrastructure, which are more than 40 years old.