£1.3M University Dental Practice is Complete

August 8, 2012 - News

Work is now complete on a £1.3M refurbishment project to provide a new state-of-the-art Dental Clinic at the University of Central Lancashire.

Conlon Construction has transformed the existing 515 sq m facility located in the Harrington Building on Adelphi Street, Preston.  The space was previously used as offices and seminar rooms and is now ready to welcome its first intake of students in September.

Since Conlon commenced work in January 2012, the new Dental Clinic has been formed by converting part of the ground floor of the Harrington Building and linking through to a newly constructed single storey extension, finished in a state-of-the-art zinc cladding system.

Conlon Construction has also created new external landscaping, fire escapes and access ramps into the building.

The Dental Clinic will be equipped with the latest high specification dental chairs, x-ray machines and de-contamination facilities.  This will allow UCLan to deliver the latest dentistry practices and procedures to its post-graduate teaching.

Construction director at Conlon Construction, Michael Conlon, said: The construction of the new UCLan Dental Clinic will provide excellent facilities for UCLan’s students and will offer a base to train budding future dentists.

Paul Walsh, Clinical Director of the UCLan Dental Clinic said: “We are delighted that this is an initiative which will benefit our students, the local dental profession and the people of the region.

We have offered specialist training to dentists in a number of expert areas for some time and now those dentists will offer their skills to benefit the local community. The investment from UCLan in setting up UDC will not only improve our dental education and training in the region but also provide high quality care to the local community.

Iain Scales, director at appointed architects for the project, Cassidy + Ashton, said:

Conlon Construction has completed the works to a very high standard with the installation of complex building services and the high-tech metal cladding system. After working closely with the firm during the design and planning stages, the result is fantastic and we are confident that the new building will provide first class dental care for students, staff and others who use the facilities.