Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Framework: SCAPE Construction
Project value: £4.1m
CCS Score: 44/45
Waste diversion: 96%
Students engaged: 72
This development will breathe new life into this beautiful historic building in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, carefully retaining the external façade while creating a state-of-the-art centre where innovation and learning thrives."
Regional Director | Kier
Pembroke House is a collaborative centre led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON) where industry, education and communities work together.
As part of LSTM’s 125th anniversary, the centre was transformed into a 14,688sq ft contemporary education space, with new, state-of-the-art facilities, enabling the school to become a home for research and development, innovation, and education in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.
The £4.1m project was procured through SCAPE Construction with delivery partner Kier Construction, and saw the refurbishment, remodelling and extension of Pembroke House to enable high quality, collaborative and interactive online learning facilities, and provide a space for developing students who can go forward and make a difference. The building will also become a hub for Liverpool's academic and professional learning community to thrive.
To refurbish and remodel the existing building and provide a first-floor extension to develop the next generation of global health leaders, accelerate the development of transformative technologies, and future-proof the region as a world-leading centre for infection innovation, learning, and research.
Issues with the existing building structure to support the new first-floor extension and façade retention required an innovative solution. The provision of an internal frame, omitting the façade retention, saved the project team approximately £70,000, however budgetary pressures from the supply chain and material prices post-Covid increased the project costs as the scheme developed.
The building, located in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, underwent extensive refurbishment. This included retaining the external façade, refreshing it's appearance and updating replacement period windows. The first-floor extension includes a striking structural glass façade to two elevations, and building's internal works delivered an attractive, contemporary space with state-of-the-art facilities, placing immersive and experiential technologies at its core.
Completed in August 2022, the centre provides a bespoke centre for world-class collaborative and interactive online learning, industry collaboration, and community engagement and training. The centre will accelerate the development of transformative technologies, and future-proof the region as a world-leading centre for infection innovation, research, and learning.
A difficult project with plenty of challenges but pleased to report that Kier and the client team worked together to resolve issues in a practical efficient and cost-effective manner. Very pleased with the project overall."
Head of Estates | Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Delivering social value
In July 2022, the site team welcomed two Year 12 students from nearby Deyes High School and West Kirby Grammar School, for a week of work experience. Spending their time within the Commercial Department with site QS Josh Jury, they gained an insight into the following areas:
- Understanding drawings from a commercial perspective
- Understanding different measuring techniques such as use of scale rule, measuring wheel, tape measure, laser
- Using the different measure techniques to measure various building elements. (e.g., fencing and flooring)
- Carrying out onsite measures and mark ups
- Pulling together bill of quantities
- Using the information gathered on drawings to work out material costs
Additionally, the team attended six different educational events engaging with 72 students.
This development will breathe new life into this beautiful historic building in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, carefully retaining the external façade while creating a state-of-the-art centre where innovation and learning thrives. We’re delighted to be working closely with the team at LSTM and iiCON on this important project for the Liverpool City Region”
Regional Director | Kier
waste diversion from landfill
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Students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities that place immersive and experiential technologies at its core.
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