93 Weeks
£2m Value
NEC Form Of Contract

University of Greenwich, Dreadnaught Building Transformation

Originally built in 1764 as part of the Greenwich Hospital the building was eventually acquired by the university in 1998 and fallen into a state of disrepair. The University of Greenwich is now looking to give the tired Grade II listed building a new lease of life and a new purpose. The transformation will create a new gateway into the campus, providing a modern environment for students within a historic building.

Willmott Dixon was awarded the project under the SCAPE framework, which Fannon is one of their ‘Supply Chain Partners’ for this type of challenging project.

Complex Refurbishment

Willmott Dixon started discussing the project with Fannon from ‘stage 2’. This early involvement at the University of Greenwich project allowed us to provide expert advise while the design was still being developed.

Scope Of Works
  • Reduced level excavation within a confined space, to increase the ‘floor to ceiling’ height, which creates a usable space within the existing basement.
  • Piling Attendance with a complex pile arrangement over multiple levels.
  • Install pile caps & ground beams
  • Installation of ground floor slab, installed at multiple heights.
  • Install retaining walls
  • Install first-floor slab on the structural metal decking.
  • Extensive hand excavation around buried services
  • Vacuum excavation to confined spaces.
  • Create basement 24/7 access to the side of the existing building
  • Considerable underpinning to the existing 250-year-old walls.

Fannon was selected by Willmott Dixon due to their proved track record, experience of working around live services and proven track record for working on this type of project.