11th October 2021
These projects include the manufacturing and fit out of the washroom facilities for the new £21m First Light Pavilion visitor centre at Jodrell Bank Observatory and the £10m redevelopment of the world-famous Cambridge Union building.
Our managing director Gary Wynne said: “We’re really proud of our work on these prestigious projects, particularly at very challenging time for the construction sector with the added pressures of the pandemic.
“Though we’re only delivering one part of a much wider project, our work helps clients to achieve a successful outcome and a positive experience for the thousands of people who will use these buildings daily.
“It’s been an incredibly busy period for us, and we have more exciting projects coming up. Our whole team have done an excellent job and we’ve all enjoyed rising to the challenge of helping our clients make a difference.”
Appointed by main contractor Kier, Inscape worked as part of a large project team on The First Light Pavilion which has seen the creation of an 8,000 sq ft, grass-covered dome housing a visitors’ centre, exhibition space and a 150-seat auditorium.
Commissioned by the University of Manchester, the pavilion’s exhibitions will focus on the history of Jodrell Bank and the achievements of scientists who have worked there. It will officially open to the public in 2022.
Inscape has also worked with main contractor Morgan Sindall on a project to refurbish the historic Cambridge Union building where world leaders including Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama have spoken in its debating chamber.
The Grade II-listed building has undergone a major redevelopment, including the repair and reinstatement of key Victorian features, while the building’s Footlights venue has also had a significant refit. Again, Inscape manufactured and installed the washroom facilities for the refurbished building.
Pictures: The washrooms at The First Light Pavilion visitor centre at Jodrell Bank Observatory.