Printworks revealed

This week marks the unveiling of the revamped Printworks, a prominent leisure destination in Manchester, following an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment project.

John Turner Construction were Principal Contractor during this substantial refurbishment project, working on behalf of DTZ Investors. At the heart of the transformation lies a colossal 1,000m² digital ceiling screen, now the largest in Europe, spanning the internal streets of the complex. This cutting-edge feature grants unprecedented control over the audio-visual atmosphere, showcasing bespoke creative content and mesmerising special effects. Complementing this spectacle is a mammoth interactive gaming screen and various other new elements strategically placed throughout Printworks, all designed to captivate patrons and bolster tenant activity.

The building, a non-designated heritage asset, has undergone significant enhancements, including the installation of specialist glass cladding on interior walls to elevate the immersive ambiance. Additionally, the introduction of gateway entrances and substantial improvements to the public realm and external façade further enhance the overall experience. Notably, Printworks remained operational throughout the entirety of the refurbishment process, ensuring continuity for its visitors and tenants.

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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