Creative Arts Building

KGV College

This project involved the design and build of a two storey Creative Arts Building which provides some of the best creative media facilities in the area within a modern learning environment for students.

Accommodating various subjects including art and design, drama, film and media studies, music and music technology as well as other A level students, the 1200m² modern complex offers spacious and bright teaching areas. A 120 seat lecture theatre with retractable seating incorporates contemporary spaces that can alternatively be used for performances including drama and dance productions as well as cinema and exhibitions.

Individual group practice rooms for music technology, recording and sound editing studios, control rooms and a film studio feature in the new creative building.

Constructed whilst the campus was fully operational, the new steel framed modern learning facility incorporates environmental features including photovoltaic cells, passive solar control and photocell controlled lighting along with specialist extract systems.

Achieving excellent Considerate Constructors Scheme scores of 39/50, the project also attained Performance Beyond Compliance.

Business studies students visited the construction site to spend time with the project management team to learn how their studies are implemented in subjects of environment, waste, project management, costing/budgets and subcontracting.

Client: KGV College

“Just a quick email to say thanks so much for spending the time this afternoon to meet and speak to our A2 Business students. Your input was really helpful to them and it was very interesting to see how theory actually works in practice. The students all enjoyed themselves and we really appreciate your time.”
Joe Barrow, Director or Learning and Standards, KGV College

“The building is even more amazing than we could ever have dreamed of and the facilities are truly overwhelming. When work started on the project 16 months ago this day seemed like a distant dream so it has been lovely to see everything come together finally.”
Jan Regan, Assistant Principal HR and Estates, KGV College

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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