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A large number of Decimetric® modular stainless steel sinks, from GEC Anderson®, were specified for the Environmental Science Laboratory at The University of Liverpool’s new Central Teaching Laboratories (CTL) for the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The specification called for a high performance and durable solution that was easy to maintain.

Decimetric® sinks provide a flexible and versatile framework of sizes in 100mm x 100mm increments so as to enable versatility and easy specification. This particular project required large double sink bowls (400 x 400 x 250m deep) set in 1400 x 600mm tops. Each sink was fitted with GEC Anderson V220 Sand Traps to collect solids and to prevent blockages.

The bulk of the sinktops were installed on the first floor Environmental Science Laboratory situated in the East Wing. They run the full length of the windowed wall and provide washing facilities for 170 individual work stations.

The client demanded high specification of internal fittings and a high concentration of laboratory fittings which would endure heavy usage during their life time. Hard wearing and highly functional, the professional grade brushed satin stainless steel tops provide a long life with very low maintenance. Torsten Bauszus from ADP LLP Architects said, “GECA were chosen for their ability to provide modular, professional grade stainless steel tops with no joints at the sink which will make them very easy to clean and maintain.”

CTL is designed to enhance the student experience by creating high quality, contemporary teaching facilities with 15 state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, several of which have a capacity for over 200 students.

The building has been designed to be extremely energy efficient.Sustainable features have been incorporated into the design to help the University reach its ambition of achieving a high BREEAM rating.

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