Salford University opens £3m ‘Megalab’

A £3m state of the art Environment and Life Sciences laboratory at the University of Salford is to be named after geneticist Sir Walter Bodmer. Who will officially open the laboratory on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Sir Walter, one of the proposers of the Human Genome Project in the 1980s, and former research director of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. The Human Genome Project – which mapped some 3 billion pairs of genes which make up our DNA – is considered the most significant advance in the biosciences in a century. FBS completed our work on the new laboratories in the Cockcroft Building in October 2015. They are equipped as a world-class teaching facility, and feature an AV system that allows the lecturer to be linked visually and audibly with interconnected...

Further award For St John Bosco Arts College

St John Bosco Arts College, Liverpool has won the Public Sector Interior Project of the Year award at the 2015 Mixology awards. The award was given on 25 June at Mixology 15, Mix Interiors’ summer ball and awards, held at Old Billingsgate in London. St John Bosco Arts College is a new build 1,100 place Catholic girls’ secondary school. Colour, graphics and clever internal planning, to minimise circulation space and allow for multiple functions, have created a unique response to the school’s identity and sense of place in its community. The judges said: “This stunning school has created a unique, exciting and stimulating environment for learning.” The prestigious Mix Interiors awards are given to the groundbreakers and boundary pushers of the commercial interiors sector recognising the most influential people and companies. originally posted...

Awards success for St John Bosco Arts College

St John Bosco Arts College in Liverpool was announced as a RIBA Award winner in the north west region at an event in Manchester on 16 April. The project also scooped the client of the year award which went to Liverpool City Council and head teacher Anne Pontifex. The 1,100 place secondary school for girls opened in September 2014 and has been widely praised by pupils, staff and parents. Anne Pontifex said: “Our partnership with the architects developed into an open, honest and creative relationship, which enabled ideas, theory and the concept of truly ‘thinking outside the box’ to take place. As a result we have a unique, exciting and stimulating school which supports our already outstanding teaching and learning.” The prestigious awards are held annually to celebrate buildings of the highest architectural standards and which make a substantial contribution to the local environment. Regional winners are put forward for the RIBA National Awards, with the recipients announced in June. In addition the college has been shortlisted as one of 12 projects for the Architects’ Journal building of the year. This coveted award is given in recognition of the finest building that has been completed by an AJ120-listed practice in 2014. The winner will be announced on June 3. AJ editor Rory Olcayto said: “The standard of entries this year is incredible and genuinely wide-ranging, with projects hailing from the length and breadth of Britain alongside stunning international buildings. Picking a winner will be...