Imperial College | Roderic Hill Lecture Theatre

Project Details

Client: Imperial College
Architect: Burwells
MEP: Cain Consulting
PM: Henry Riley Consultancy
Value: £ 1.1 million


This project saw the complete strip out of the original 1960’s lecture theatre in the historic Roderic Hill building on the South Kensington campus of Imperial College. This included the removal of the original ventilation system and its replacement along with new AHU, plate heat exchanger and new ductwork, with fire dampers to each floor.

The mezzanine was cut back to allow for the extension to the lecture theatre which included the removal of a dividing wall and moving the mezzanine staircase. A spiral staircase was also removed to allow for the relocation of the IT hub room into level 2 below.

The lecture theatre was turned 90 degrees to allow for an even distribution of natural light and fire detection systems were installed and added to the Imperial College system.