The Nest

Timpson Group

Located at the centre of the Roundthorn Industrial Estate in South Manchester’s most established industrial / commercial area, this 1017m2 purpose built facility was designed to create a modern and flexible training and meeting facility.

The Nest provides:

  • a training room seating 120 in auditoria style
  • meeting and training rooms
  • breakout facility
  • gym/studio and changing rooms
  • garden area
  • plant rooms
  • services spine running across the building
  • IT/communications hub.

The ‘L’ shaped sustainable building features a larch timber glulam portal frame, grey aluminium standing seam insulated 13 degree pitched roof, off-white brick base with clerestory windows. A red-carpeted entrance leads to a lobby, which opens up to a large light breakout area with training and meeting rooms overlooking the external courtyard and landscaped garden.

Sustainable features include an emphasis on natural light, PV powered ventilation, roof mounted windcatchers, responsibly sourced building materials, solar heat gain through thermal mass and electric vehicle charging stations.

Client: Timpson Group

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

Directly Employed Trade Operatives