Laboratory News

24 February 2014

New Chemistry Lab for York University

VINCI Construction UK were awarded a £6M contract to design and construct a new undergraduate teaching and Green Chemistry research building for York University.

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The project included the construction of a new two storey building on the site of a former Chemistry research building. The ground floor has state-of-the-art teaching laboratories to provide professional-standard training facilities and the upper floor houses the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, a world leading research centre which aims to promote the development and implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and related technologies into new products and processes.

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British Thornton were appointed by Vinci Construction UK to supply and install the laboratory furniture for this prestigious building. They worked with both the client and Vinci construction's management team to develop a scheme which met with both the specification and expectations of the client.

In partnership with fume cupboard specialists Total Containment Solutions Ltd, British Thornton integrated the large quantity of fume cupboards into the overall design. 

Read our case study and see more photographs of the laboratories here.