Project Description

LJMU – James Parson Tower

Hightown Group have a strong working relationship with Liverpool John Moores, and have been involved with Summer refurbishment works for many years. 2019 saw Hightown being asked to come back to complete the refurbishment of the James Parsons Tower, located on the busy Byrom Street Campus. The project was delivered to a very tight programme of just 16 weeks and saw over £1m worth of variations.

Essential to the successful delivery of the project was planning and programming, as it was imperative that all work was complete for the new academic year due to the campus being used by over 7,000 staff and students. Hightown Group worked closely with the University to ensure that all work was scheduled around their events such as examinations and graduations, and that the project finished on time and on budget.

The work consisted of working across 11 floors, to provide new office and laboratory spaces. This included asbestos removal, mechanical and electrical works and refurbishment works. We also had to provide new connected louvres to the external elevation of the building providing future apertures and louvres, this was together with structural works. In order to do this, we had to have scaffolding and a mast climber system all the way up the Universities largest building.

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Not only do we believe in delivering the best, we’re a family owned business that cares passionately about the environment. All our practices and processes have sustainability running through them, whether that’s sourcing the right materials from local suppliers or ensuring that all our waste is recycled or repurposed rather than disposed of in landfill.

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“AG Hill Chartered Building Services Engineers have worked successfully with Hightown Construction on several projects across the University spectrum. Hightown proved that they are very client orientated and non-contractual, open to advice and ideas from outside of their structure with a very flexible and progressive attitude to construction delivery, more akin to the partnering arrangements suggested by Latham as the ideal methodology with which to approach construction, as opposed to the more common adversarial method”.

Allan Hill C.Eng., MCIBSE, MSLL, A.G. Hill Chartered Building Services Engineers
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