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  • Sheffield Hallam University MERI refurbishment

    Providing collaborative opportunities for students

The project to refurbish the Norfolk and Harmer Buildings at the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) created a dynamic interdisciplinary research establishment that gives students a real sense of community.

The full redesign and extensive reconfiguration of several floors inside two fully occupied buildings required careful planning. Our site team took great care to minimise disruption to the university by adopting a flexible working approach, completing much of the work outside teaching hours, with noisy machinery operated overnight.

Student feedback on the project so far has been excellent, with greater opportunities for collaboration and a much better sense of community two of the big benefits. The project was delivered to a very high standard with all objectives and timescales achieved. The team have pulled out all the stops to provide SHU with a first class service, always presenting solutions instead of problems, always serving with a smile, and always looking to minimise disruption to the university. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Chris Dales, Projects Manager, Sheffield Hallam University

  • £2.1m

    Project value

  • Design and Build project

  • 96%


    Client satisfaction

Achieving exceptional standards

The project was completed with zero defects, achieving a 96% client satisfaction rate. Mechanical and electrical infrastructure was fully redesigned in both buildings, along with extensive reconfiguration of existing building services.

  • The fifth and sixth floors of the Norfolk building were refurbished, creating new offices, teaching and IT spaces
  • The second floor of the Harmer building was fully stripped out and new internal walls, doors and ceilings installed, creating new laboratories and a reception area.

Involved in this project

Turner & Townsend
Broadway Marlyan