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Pete Johnson
Pete Johnson

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Lancaster Uni CTAP

Identity Consult’s North West office has recently handed over the BREEAM “Excellent” Collaborative Technology Access Programme (CTAP) Building at Lancaster University. The 1000 m² building will provide additional research and development laboratories which will integrate closely with Lancaster’s Department of Chemistry.

The centre provides small and medium enterprises and larger companies across a wide range of sectors with managed and supported access to a broad range of specialist equipment and expertise relating to the design, manufacture and safe handling of chemical products.

In addition to research spaces, the CTAP building also includes a suite of office and meeting rooms, providing a front door to the new facility.

Peter Howells, Associate Director at Identity Consult said: “We are delighted to be able to hand over this exciting project both on time and to budget for Lancaster University, having developed the project from inception to handover in 16 months.

“The ERDF funding requirements made the programme particularly constrained, however handover was achieved with two weeks to spare, which is testimony to the project team and our stringent implementation of the change control process.”

Keith Douglas, Lancaster University said: “The University would like to acknowledge the contribution of Identity Consult who were key in delivering the CTAP project, ensuring the project and accounts were all settled to complete the claim to the ERDF funders.”

The partnership between Lancaster University and Identity Consult has also seen a 98 bed residences refurbishment completed for the start of the 2015/16 academic term, and the phased £13.8m refurbishment of the Physics Building start on site in September 2015.

Identity Consult provide Lancaster University with external Project Management services.