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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s latest phase of expansion was a £7 million project to refurbish its new multi-disciplinary Wolfson Building.

Penketh Group were selected to provide furniture for the office space, shared spaces and meeting rooms resulting in a range of different workspaces to suit the needs of different project teams.

The open environment encourages interaction and a united team culture while the range of meeting spaces provide areas for focused project work, informal meetings (Hug) and group meetings; supporting workshops, seminars and training sessions.

  • Sectors: Education
  • Project Type: Expansion
  • Project Value: 200k
  • Project Date: February 2015
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Response

Professor Janet Hemingway,
CBE
LSTM

“It will further increase our opportunities to bring the very best in research and scientific innovation out of the lab and directly to the people who need it most..”

  • Bench desks were used to create a flexible work environment
  • Collaborative areas allowing connection with remote teams in Africa and Asia
  • Open shared spaces provide more opportunities for socialising and informal networking
  • Multi-purpose meeting room to support meetings, seminars and workshops
  • An open bright space, welcoming for visitors and volunteers

The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health was previously located across two loft areas and after a period of rapid growth, were very much in need of a new environment to support 44 local staff and the volunteers who work as a support function for the department. Bench desks were used to create a flexible work environment that can change and adapt as project teams evolve overtime.

Response

Hazel Snell,
Operations Manager for the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health
LSTM

“The Hug meeting areas are really popular and make it really easy to connect with our teams in Africa and Asia”

 

“The new open, bright space is welcoming for visitors and volunteers… …having previously been quite isolated, the open shared spaces provide more opportunities for informal networking and to learn from the experiences of the other technical areas at LSTM”

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