Science Lab Refurbishment

Lostock Hall Academy, near Preston

The academy’s science facilities dated back to the construction date in 1967 and hadn’t undergone refurbishment since. The science block exhibited signs of failure and defects throughout, resulting in health and safety concerns. Full refurbishment of the Science Labs was performed, which brought the facilities up to a good standard and further enhanced the school’s reputation in this field. The expected effective life of the new facilities is 20 – 30 years and will result in significant financial savings, due to the improved energy efficiency and decrease in maintenance costs.

All works were funded via the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) with Lea Hough having prepared the CIF funding application (on a no-charge basis) on the academy’s behalf, prepared all specifications, designs, drawings, tendered the works to achieve competitive tender prices and carried out full project-management through to overall completion.



“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

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