Refurbishment completed at University of Warwick

Deeley Construction has completed work on a £630,000 project to refurbish a suite of laboratories and teaching spaces at the University of Warwick.

The firm has completed refurbishment of biotechnology laboratory teaching spaces at the School of Life Sciences, at the university’s Gibbet Hill campus.

It will be the third project completed by the Coventry headquartered developer at University of Warwick since 2020.

The two-story renovation saw the refurbishment of four laboratories and associated teaching spaces, office space and cloakrooms.

An external modular unit has also been installed outside of the building to expand the facilities.

The laboratories will be capable of hosting teaching sessions for around 120 students at any one time.

Deeley Construction was appointed in 2019 to the University of Warwick’s Lot 1 Capital Programme for projects up to the value of £2 million, as one of only three Tier 1 contractors.

The firm has already completed a £500,000 redevelopment of laboratories at the School of Engineering for researchers in 2021.

This followed the new £950,000 development of a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility in 2020, which at the time housed the UK’s first GHz solid-state NMR spectrometer.

Deeley Construction were also appointed on Lot 2 which covers works from £2 million to £10 million, thereby offering the university a wide range of refurbishment, fit out and new build services.

Martin Gallagher, Managing Director of Deeley Construction, said: “This is the latest in a string of projects with the University of Warwick – a result of the fantastic partnership we have with the university.

“We have great experience in working on live environment sites and our team has done that again when students returned for their studies.

“As a company we work on a range of varied projects, but we have always excelled in delivering high-quality educational facilities.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the University of Warwick as one of its preferred contractors to enhance buildings across its campuses.”

Ed Vickersmith, Project Manager at the University of Warwick, said: “We’re pleased to have worked with Deeley Construction again on the refurbishment of facilities at our School of Life Sciences.

“We are seeing high demand for courses in this area and this refurbishment and expansion was necessary to ensure we can deliver high-quality education for the increased number of students.”