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UWE ‘Envirotron’ Greenhouse

The Faculty of Health and Applied Science at the University of the West of England was in need of a greenhouse far beyond the usual scope.

John Perkins Construction won the tender for the £570,000 contract and set about turning a small grassed area on UWE's Frenchay campus into a state-of-the-art research and teaching greenhouse.

Following a 16-week programme, the 'Envirotron' facility was created. The specification of the greenhouse called for a significant amount of specialist equipment, including automatically-controlled lighting, blinds, vents and fans, to ensure the plants won't overheat.

Now that the Envirotron greenhouse is up and running, UWE has a dedicated space to undertake world-class biological and environmental research.

“The John Perkins Construction team gave 100% throughout the project and worked hard to resolve any issues as they arose. JP were very accommodating to all changes and worked exceedingly well on what became a challenging project in terms of approvals and timescales. I would recommend JP to others.”

Alice Carpenter
Building Surveyor – Estates & Facilities
University of the West of England