Guild Of Students

University of Liverpool

The Grade II listed Guild of Students has been remodelled, over a challenging 38 week period to create more student friendly spaces.

Refurbishment works were carried out to:

  • Stanley Theatre
  • Mountford Hall with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system as well as a bar the full length of the hall
  • The Courtyard serving food and drinks
  • Sphinx bar
  • Radio room
  • The Street incorporating coffee and convenience shops, University shop, meeting rooms and circulation spaces.

The basement was also refurbished providing activity space in twenty rooms including:

  • designing theatrical sets
  • kitchens
  • dance and music studios
  • cinema room
  • bookable space for societies to utilise
  • storage area.

John Turner’s in-house joinery manufacturing facility provided bespoke fittings and furniture including a 15m bar, reclaimed timber feature ceilings, upholstered bar seating, Gabion style bench seating, fitted storage cupboards, shop counters and modular seating.

Client: University of Liverpool

I’m absolutely delighted with the Liverpool Guild of Students refurbishment project. I set out to deliver a project that simply blew the socks off the client and you certainly achieved that. My thanks go out to each and every one of you … every single one, polite, courteous, diligent, conscientious and hard working. I found your team an absolute pleasure to work with, each and every challenge met with well thought out responses and good humour. Think we’ve collectively redefined the meaning of a collaborative effort! Well done and congratulations on a great project.”
Andy Murphy, Project Manager
University of Liverpool

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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