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Morgan Ashurst scoops £7m Lancs Uni job

Morgan Ashurst has won a £7 million contract with the University of Central Lancashire to build a four-storey, eco-friendly teaching facility for specialist sciences in Preston, Lancashire.

The new facility, called the JB Firth Building, will house the schools of Forensic & Investigative Sciences and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

It will include four laboratories for up to 160 students as well as two chemistry rooms, one analytical laboratory and a fire laboratory.

The designs for the building include an atrium and open plan staircases and it will be linked via a three-storey walkway to the existing Maudland Building on Maudland Bank, where the science departments are currently based.

The project, scheduled for completion in November 2010, is being managed by Gardiner & Theobald and the architect is ADP.