Student Hub

Edge Hill University

The Student Hub, at the heart of the University campus, delivers a variety of social learning, cafeteria and retail spaces effectively creating a one stop shop for students as well as benefiting the local community.

Designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent and be both functional and inspirational with glass walls and elliptical in shape, the double height open spaces and roof lights fill the building with natural light and ambience, highlighting features of the original building where old and new meet.

The two storey innovative and sustainable Student Hub, completed on an occupied and busy campus, incorporated an original 1930s building as well as accommodating reception areas, offices, retail spaces, cafe and a restaurant. A variety of learning and media facilities including computers, internet access and large tv screens are provided and the Students’ Union, student support services and dedicated spaces for societies/groups are located on the first floor.

The project achieved 36 out of 40 on two separate visits from Considerate Constructors.

The Student Hub is thermally efficient and promotes natural light and ventilation. Energy is recycled, for example from cooking areas it is reused throughout the building. New kitchen equipment is utilised with induction powered cookers to reduce carbon emissions.

Client: Edge Hill University

Value: £13m

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. “

1907

Established

15 +

Years RoSPA Accredited

Over 130

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