TA Headquarters and Training Centre

North West Reserve Forces Association

This design and build project involved the construction of new facilities for the North West Reserve Forces and Cadets Association. The two-storey HQ building provided classrooms, offices, stores, toilets, showers, two large plant rooms and caretakers living quarters.

The first floor also contained a drill and sports hall as well as a function room. The large garage building comprised 11 large military vehicle garage blocks, leisure facilities, a training workshop, classrooms, stores and a rifle range. A Cadet Training School Building was constructed including offices and classrooms for the Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps.

The buildings were of traditional construction using steelwork for the main superstructure and the elevations being clad in a mixture of masonry and composite panel materials.

The in-house joinery manufacturing facility at John Turner provided many of the internal components including the new bar in the function room. Extensive external hardstanding areas were provided with access improvements to the approach road from Netherton Way.

Timing of completion was critical for our client, McLagan Investments, for the relocation of the TA from the Strand Road site which, in turn, made way for an ASDA Group development.

Client: North West Reserve Forces Association

“This was an excellent contract for the Association, the project was delivered on time by a non-confrontational company. We had the benefit of good communications, compliance of specification and Health and Safety. The Contractor always had adequate resources which was the main reason why the project was delivered on time. John Turner are worth considering for inclusion on any Select List of Tenderers. We will not hesitate to include them on any future Associations Invitations To Tender.”
John Chapman, Head of Estates – NWRFCA

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. “




Years RoSPA Accredited

Over 130

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