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.