John Turner Construction has been appointed to refurbish the Keith Pennington and Tim Beers Buildings at Southport College, after capital funding was secured from the Department of Education. This grant will enhance the college’s Health and Science T Level and Construction T Level programmes by creating modern learning environments.
In the Pennington Building, renovations will cover the ground, first and second floors for Construction T Levels.

Improvements will include spacious workshops, dedicated classroom spaces and new equipment for bricklaying, carpentry and joinery students. The ground floor will see an expansion of the brickyard, new flooring and bespoke end-point assessment bays for students. The first floor will feature two well-equipped carpentry and joinery workshops and a multi-discipline area for tiling and wallpapering. The top floor will house two Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) rooms, theory classrooms and a multi-skills classroom with advanced tools such as laser cutters and tensile machines, providing students with valuable practical experience.

In the Tim Beers Building, the first floor will be refurbished for the Health and Science T Levels, creating two spacious mock hospital wards with industry-standard equipment and dedicated classroom spaces. These wards will simulate real-life patient rooms, allowing Health and Social Care students to practice essential care skills in a realistic setting. Each ward will include hospital beds, privacy curtains, accessible water closets and utility rooms.

These refurbishment projects reflect Southport College’s commitment to exceptional learning, blending theoretical and practical education.

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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