Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

The former railway goods warehouse project included careful demolition, full remodelling and relocation of the main exhibition areas over four floors, two new external lift towers and stairwells. A new restaurant and cafeteria was created along with refurbishment of galleries, learning and conference spaces, retail areas and associated sanitary facilities. Complex mechanical and electrical services and equipment formed key elements of the fit out works.

Phased building activities were carried out whilst the museum remained occupied and operational and were contained within 50% of the building.

The remaining areas stayed open to the public for displays and exhibitions whilst segregation of the public from the refurbishment works was carefully planned and co-ordinated.

Logistical planning was important with the museum being located in the city centre and the neighbours and stakeholders needed careful consideration due to noise and construction levels which could have affected the adjacent Coronation Street recording studios.

The project required careful planning, co-operation, coordination and care to be carried out successfully. A single point of communication was established with the museum and this became essential to the successful delivery of this project.

The project achieved a Very Good BREEAM rating and was awarded Performance Beyond Compliance by Considerate Constructors.

Client: Museum of Science and Industry

Value: £6.2m

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

15 +

Years RoSPA Accredited

Over 130

Directly Employed Trade Operatives