Equitone provides world-class finish to Liverpool research centre

Fibre cement facade material used on £25m Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator project

The Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator provides working space for researchers

EQUITONE fibre cement facade material has been used to provide a modern finish to a world-class research facility in Liverpool.

The Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator is part of a £25m scheme that provides flexible working spaces and state-of-the-art research laboratories for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

As well as being a collaborative workspace, the building boasts a ‘very good’ BREEAM environmental rating.

And the use of EQUITONE [tectiva] has helped to support the vision of a design space that encourages innovative thinking across the health and research industries.

The new facility was designed by global architects, IBI group, which has previously specified EQUITONE materials on a range of other projects.

The architect specified EQUITONE [tectiva] in shades that provide a contemporary, organic feel to the project.

EQUITONE is flexible and makes it easy to create distinctive, beautiful designs that are durable and will last for decades.

Aside from creating a unique aesthetic to the 6,500sq m facility, all EQUITONE [tectiva] panels boast a fire classification rating of A2-s1,d0, as well as contributing to its environmentally-friendly building design.

The panels produce no harmful emissions and are resistant to many chemicals, making them the perfect fit for creating a more-sustainable space.

The latest manufacturing technology and techniques in offsite construction were utilised during the project.

And EQUITONE [tectiva] panels were installed to a full hook-on system design prior to them arriving on site.

This method allowed the panels to effortlessly hang and fix the rainscreen as the hard work was done in advance.