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The University of Salford, Think Lab

Client: University of Salford

Budget: £4m

Completed: 2009

In 2003 S I Sealy was appointed to provide detailed M&E design services for the University of Salford’s SEE Restructuring programme. This complex series of relocations resulted from the disposal of the Meadow Road Campus, resulting in the reconfiguration of the Peel Park Campus to accommodate the displaced faculties.

As an operational educational facility, it was critical that each and every phase was completed on time and on budget. This was achieved, and the works included the relocation of Physics, Chemistry, OHSS & ICD, general teaching spaces, pool rooms, lecture theatres and the innovative and world class “think Lab”.

In the words of Professor Peter Brandon, the Think Lab provides state of the art facilities in a futuristic environment enabling researchers to engage in research that harnesses the leading developments related to Information and Communication technologies. The interactive “Light Wall” pictured was designed entirely by S I Sealy following extensive research into current lighting technology.

The total M&E spend was in excess of £4M, with a final account within £5,000.00 of the original budget.