Project name: Molecular Science Building
Location: University of Birmingham
Client name: Morgan Sindall Construction
Supplied by: Wernick Hire
Accommodation type: AVflex® GreenSpace® 2-storey anti-vandal modular building, plus a branded marketing suite.
Features: Office area, meeting rooms, canteen, toilets, smoking shelter and drying rooms. Marketing suite used as a visitor centre.
Added features: Installed branded strips to the glazed panels between the top floor and lower floor, promoting Morgan Sindall Construction’s core company values. The visitor centre featured vinyl wrapping on the exterior and an internally housed multimedia system.
Duration: 100 weeks
The University of Birmingham is investing in a new state of the art science building, which will be allocated to the School of Chemistry and the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Morgan Sindall Construction were awarded the contract and required suitable on-site accommodation for their staff for 100 weeks. The project is due for completion in 2023.
Morgan Sindall Construction also requested a marketing suite to be used as a visitor centre to inform and educate visitors about the development.
Wernick Hire were chosen by Morgan Sindall Construction due to their attention to detail and their ability to look outside the box in order to create a vibrant setup. They delivered an AVflex® GreenSpace® building solution which not only offered high security, but also the flexibility to accommodate all necessary interior requirements. The two-storey building is made up of 24 modular bays and provides a reception area, meeting rooms, office space, a canteen and drying rooms. The accommodation is also packed with sustainable extras to help reduce both carbon footprint and running costs. This was crucial for Morgan Sindall Construction, who are committed to becoming a carbon free business by 2030.
The exterior of the building includes a branded strip to show Morgan Sindall Construction’s core values with the words; Safe, On-time, Quality, Delighted Customer and Recommended, perfectly displayed.
In addition, Wernick provided a suitable solution for the visitor centre. The exterior of the marketing suite is suitably branded in vinyl with Morgan Sindall Construction logos alongside visuals of the finished development. Inside the building includes informative displays and a large TV fitted on the walls to educate visitors about the project. On one side of the interior, a Fulmax virtual reality multimedia system has also been installed for users to get a 360° experience of the development.
Kevin Knowles, Site Manager at Morgan Sindall Construction commented: “We have a good working relationship with the General Manager at Wernick Hire, and have worked with him for many years. I’m always happy with the service, if there ever is a problem we can just phone, and it’s resolved quickly.”