The Natural History Museum in South Kensington required a project to refurbish the existing washrooms.

The Brief
The washrooms are to be used by the public and young persons. The Natural History Museum is a listed building and the washroom area had vulnerable stain glass windows. During the works the adjacent areas was occupied by members of the public. Adjacent areas and below had rare exhibits. QBS provided the NHM with a detailed Design and Build solution for the delivery of the washroom project based on RIBA four stage principles of Concept – Define- Implement – Handover. QBS’s scope of work included the fabric and M & E services to ensure all elements of the works were fully coordinated and integrated. A detailed phasing programme ensured there was no disruption to the NHM’s BAU. QBS drew on their extensive experience of working in critical environments to develop detailed project programmes, risk management and integrated system testing. These processes were constantly monitored and adapted to suit the NHM’s requirements and activities
Works Included

QBS delivered the project with no accidents or incidents and no impact on the Natural History Museums Business as Usual or the listed building fabric. The design included specific requirements to protect young persons such as low surface temperature radiators and tap TMVs.


QBS Have also completed Washroom projects for the following client’s

  1. Imperial College London, Wood Lane – Replacement of Cubicle Systems
  2. WeWork, 10 York Road – Shower Rooms
  3. AXA 5 Old Broad Street – New washrooms and changing rooms in existing office area.

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