Work begins on £19m LUMS extension

By Lancashire Business View

29 Jan 2019

John Turner Construction has officially broken ground on the £18.8m extension at Lancaster University Management School.

At nearly 5,700 sq m, it offers cutting-edge facilities and significantly more space for students, staff and partners, including three new lecture theatres, a collaboration space, a new reception, multiple offices and an executive teaching suite.

The five storey building should be completed and ready for use by the start of the 2020/21 academic year.

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Professor Angus Laing, dean of Lancaster University Management School, said: “As one of the first business schools established in the UK, we have a proud history of pushing boundaries and conventions to challenge our students and prepare them to become our future leaders.

"This building marks the start of the next exciting phase of LUMS’ development as the School prepares to deliver outstanding research and education which transforms individuals and organisations. The new building will be followed by an extensive refurbishment of our existing facilities to provide innovative study space and a unique all-round experience for our students, staff, business partners and visitors.” Nigel Sharp, operations director at Preston-based John Turner Construction Group, said: “As a leading regional contractor, we are delighted to be awarded this high profile LUMS project and to be working with one of the highest ranking universities of the north.”

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