Westleigh Conference Centre

University of Central Lancashire

This design and build project involved the conversion of an 1860s built Grade II Listed country house into a top-of-the-range conference centre. Extensive ecological surveys and investigations were undertaken before the works could commence.

The works comprised a full refurbishment and extension of the building including the redesign of electrical and mechanical services installation.

Within the building footprint was a 1960s constructed nuclear bunker which was remodelled and central columns removed to form a 300-seat banqueting suite.

A feature outdoor space was provided with extensive timber decking, a tensile canopy and landscaping.

Comprehensive data installations were included such as wireless network throughout the building together with CCTV.

The external refurbishment included stone repair, lead roof repair, stained glass roof light and masonry cleaning.

Performance Beyond Compliance was awarded by Considerate Constructors and a score of 33 out of 40 was achieved.

Client: University of Central Lancashire

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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