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PeopleOverbury completed a critical lecture theatre project for Lancaster university against all the odds and it maintained the client’s and its own environmental aspirations without a single delay. Students at the Faraday Complex were sitting down to lectures just two hours after Overbury had completed this fast track contract for Lancaster University.
PlanetIn addition to the relatively simple tasks such as ensuring all timber used in the build was FSC certified and that paints were low VOC emitting, the Overbury team adapted the design and reused elements to boost environmental credentials and save money. For example, the existing ductwork was cleaned and adapted for use as part of the ventilation strategy, rather than simply installing new ductwork throughout.
Overbury was workinging under very tight time constraints – “the time frame was such that we worked non-stop and within budget, for the start of the new term” This renovation of a 1960s building uncovered the presence of asbestos, and it was always going to be touch and go that it was completed on time.