New laboratories for Regius Chair

The Regius Chair laboratory framework project has been completed and handed over at the Chemistry Department, University of Liverpool.

This Donnan Building refurbishment scheme is the first of a number to support the work of the Regius Chair and his team in well-equipped new teaching and research laboratories.

Refurbishment works comprised the strip out of an existing teaching laboratory including 32 fume cupboards on the first floor mezzanine level of the building to create a new Regius Laboratory for Synthetic Chemistry, adjoining office and meeting room spaces.

The Regius Laboratory for Synthetic Chemistry houses 22 new fume cupboards with M&E installation works incorporating mechanical ventilation and extract services, specialist medical gases, lighting, power and data. Support accommodation was also formed including office space and an accessible area for wheelchair users, including the first fully accessible fume cupboard at the University of Liverpool.

The University was awarded the Regius Chair in 2018 by Her Majesty the Queen. Regius Chair of Chemistry, Professor John Bower, will be based in the newly refurbished laboratory carrying out research in Synthetic Chemistry.

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” 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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