A major investment programme to improve the Worsley building completed at the start of this year within the stated schedule of 15 months.
The significant improvements benefitting staff and students of the School of Medicine have encompassed the refurbishment of teaching spaces to create dynamic learning environments, the refurbishment of levels 8, 9, 10 and 11 within the building creating modern office accommodation for Clinical Trials Research Unit, Leeds Institute for Health Sciences and faculty offices. A modernised and more welcoming entrance way off Clarendon Road, a new café and a landscaped garden on Level 9. Over £10m has been invested in replacing outdated building services and plant alongside the internal fit out works.
Following on from this project a further investment of £5m is now underway on Level 6 in the School of Dentistry.
Alan Johnson, Estates Project Manager commented: “This significant investment in the Worsley building has created fit for purpose, modernised facilities within a vibrant environment for our staff and students. Consistent communication and collaboration with staff and students in the building helped to ensure the smooth delivery of this project.”
Neil Hunter, Senior Project Manager at Overbury, said: “We have been based at the Worsley building for almost two years now and during that time we have built up an exceptional working relationship with the University. The project has seen us overcome a number of challenges that inevitably come when dealing with this type of building.
“As the building was open to students throughout the duration of the project, their safety and security was of paramount importance. Logistics, power and access were major considerations but by working closely with our client we have succeeded in creating an exemplar project.”
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