LPW Technology

UK Headquarters, Widnes

This project, for LPW Technology, comprised the creation of its prestigious new UK headquarters by fitting out a new, 90,000 sq ft, three-storey building to provide offices, laboratory space and an ultra-clean, advanced metal powder manufacturing facility at Venture Fields Industrial Park, Widnes.

A welcoming, spacious reception area features a central amphitheatre-style staircase, opening up to meeting rooms. Client presentation space on the ground floor extends through into the warehouse to provide specialist laboratory spaces and staff break-out areas.

The new headquarter building also provides 42,500 sq ft of warehousing incorporating a variety of powder production equipment referred to as atomisers, which melt feedstock at approximately 1700ºC. The molten metal is then converted into fine-grade metal powder used to 3D-print parts for critical applications in the aerospace, transportation and biomedical industries.

The 18,000 sq ft of high specification, cutting edge offices on the top two floors are fitted out as open plan spaces, with glazed screens to create cell pods. Features include decorative mesh aluminium ceiling panels and privacy screens, metal framed partitions with acoustic laminated glazed walls, felt acoustic wall coverings, protected hot rolled steel panels and polished concrete wall coverings.

We worked closely with several specialist subcontractors, to create and install unique handmade furniture and fittings. Additionally, our joinery workshop manufactured a large feature staircase and a bespoke viewing tunnel with internally illuminated walls and timber features.

Client: LPW Technology (Carpenter Technology Corporation)

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. “

1907

Established

19

Years RoSPA Accredited

Over 130

Directly Employed Trade Operatives