Sports and Teaching T Level Buildings

Burnley College

Burnley College has a proud history of providing the very best education and training for people of all ages with their learners at the heart of everything they do.

John Turner Construction was awarded the contract to provide high quality curriculum-based T Level teaching accommodation. A two-storey extension to the Sports Centre was completed followed by a new ‘I Block’ Teaching Building.

The award-winning sports and fitness centre, Fitness Evolution, was extended to accommodate learners as well as the community. A specialist gym was created for the College’s Elite Athletes in addition to a Strengthening Gym, Sports Therapy Suite, learning spaces and dance studio.

The new four-storey environmentally friendly I Block facility, housing 20 interactive classrooms, was carried out on a design and build basis. Specialist facilities include a hospital ward simulation and Anatomage Table, a human 3D anatomy table, for students studying T Levels in Health and Healthcare Science.

Built on sustainable principles, the new block is completely fossil fuel free and achieved BREEAM Very Good. I Block is a steel framed structure with a composite cladding façade punctuated with aluminium curtain walling and cladding.

The College awarded us further follow on projects which included a substantial amount of bespoke joinery fit out items. After close collaboration with ABW Architects and our Joinery Manager, a high quality teaching space for Early Years training was also completed which included sensory features and a story telling tree.

Client: Burnley College

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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