Apex 2 – The Ronald Ross Building – Liverpool University

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Apex 2 – The Ronald Ross Building – Liverpool University

“A powerhouse of health and life science research”
In September 2015 we completed our work on the new £35m Apex 2 development at University of Liverpool: The Ronald Ross Building has four floors of teaching and research laboratories providing a new Bio-Science facility to the Faculty of Medicine.
This new 5950m² facility accommodates 600 researchers who support the University’s health research into infectious diseases, cancer and digestive diseases.
It houses the accommodation previously embedded in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Providing laboratory accommodation (containment level 2 and 3), write up areas and offices.
The labs were designed to be flexible with mobile benches and mobile units with provision for power and data to be flexibly supplied from outlets on the ceiling. It was important for the users that work areas could be reconfigured quickly and easily.
This was a substantial installation for the team at FBS. In all we used 228 sheets of Trespa Toplab for the benches in the labs and support areas. We made 94 mobile benches with integrated power and data connections; 272 mobile underbench storage units and we also manufactured and installed 75 IPS hygiene stations.
FBS worked closely with the Architects Fairhurst Design Group and the main contractor Shepherd Construction to help close out the final design and specification to fully reflect the client’s objectives.
The project embraces the university key priorities of improving research performance, positioning the university on a global stage, driving knowledge exchange and meeting the university’s commitment to the sustainability agenda.
The building is designed to contribute to the carbon reduction commitment made by the university and has achieved BREEAM bespoke ‘Excellent’ status.
Value – £750k
Completed – September 2015
Main Contractor – Shepherds Construction
Architect – Fairhurst Design Group

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June 12, 2015