CAPA® Innovation Centre

Ingevity UK Limited

Leading speciality chemical and material provider Ingevity UK Limited, appointed John Turner Construction to undertake the design and construction of the CAPA® Innovation Centre, for the research and development of engineered polymers.

This new two-storey laboratory and office building has been constructed on a remediated site within a secure chemical manufacturing site in Warrington. A new covered corridor has also been built to link into the adjacent main laboratory building. Special consideration to co-ordination and programming was required to ensure the plant remained fully operational, with live mains and complex services being maintained during our construction works.

Using a steel frame on piled foundations, with a render and glass façade, the building provides a feature reception, welcome area and conference rooms, three advanced research laboratories with benching and fume cupboards and a constant temperature room with a separate ventilation system. Also included are shower and changing rooms with special drench showers, two silent rooms and a library, a communications room and a staff mess room with a small kitchen. Additionally a passenger lift, air handling units, a sprinkler system, a solar photo voltaic array and a vulcathene chemical-proof drainage system were installed.

All the office and laboratory furniture was included in our contract with the client supplying specialised bespoke laboratory and IT equipment. We carefully co-ordinated the delivery, access and installation of this equipment with the client’s directly engaged suppliers.

External works included the realignment of the existing service road, hard landscaping and paving, a storage area compound for laboratory gases and a plinth for a liquid nitrogen bulk storage tank.

Client: Ingevity UK Limited

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “




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