The Yoko Ono Lennon Centre
The University’s in house Construction Company, ULCCO Special Projects are the main contractor responsible for the delivery of the new £23m Yoko Ono Lennon Centre. Working closely with University departments, ULCCO Special Projects will be the main contractor responsible for the delivery of this new state of the art facility, designed by Architects Ellis Williams. Construction works are already underway with the scheme due for completion in September 2021.
The full design team, led by Ellis Williams comprise of Booth King Partnership Structural Engineers, Futureserv MEP Consultants, RLB QS Consultants and Arup Acoustic and Arup Venues Consultants. The design team have worked through the varying RIBA stages of design from concept through to the the current RIBA Stage 5 Construction Stage.
The project is being designed using BIM Level2 design standards, producing 3D modelling, drawings and COBie data for the construction phase, asset data will also be produced for the final as built model and digital operation & maintenance manuals for client Facilities Management end use.
As with previous schemes carried out by ULCCO SP, the project will be used as a “living laboratory” for students from the School of Architecture who will engage with designers and constructors throughout the full design and build process, gaining a valuable experience from visits to the site.
(Progress photograph, June 2020)
The new facilities will comprise of the construction of the new building on land at the junction of Oxford Street and Grove Street, with a main campus entrance linking to a new public plaza adjacent to the sydney Jones Library and the Brett Building.
The building will house a 450 and 600 seat lecture theatres along with a 400 seat performance theatre. Supporting these main facilities will be a main reception, box office and café, changing room, green room and instrument storage, seminar rooms, circulation space, wc’s and plant rooms.