Apex Liverpool University

Jones of Oswestry Arborslot Recessed Tree Surrounds installed in the Ronald Ross Bio-Science Building at the University of Liverpool

The Ronald Ross Bio-Science Building, known as APEX during construction, is a four-storey research facility for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Liverpool.

Named after Sir Ronald Ross, winner of the Nobel prize for Physiology / Medicine in 1902 for his work on the transmission of malaria, the building incorporates specialist, highly serviced, controlled laboratory environments and is home to 600 students supporting the University’s research into infections, cancer and digestive diseases.

Located at the junction of Crown Street and West Derby Street, the building takes its nickname from the acute angular feature that forms a prominent part of the building.

The building design has achieved BREEAM ‘excellent’ status and incorporates many energy saving measures to ensure the facility contributes to the carbon reduction commitment made by the university.

Jones of Oswestry ARBORSLOT recessed tree surrounds were supplied as part of the design procedure.

Fabricated in mild or stainless steel the Jones of Oswestry ARBORSLOT incorporates a series of recessed trays for paving infill, allowing for the continuation of the paving up to the actual tree aperture whilst providing suitable aeration and drainage facilities to enable the tree to flourish.

Available in any size, to suit any type of infill, Jones of Oswestry ARBORSLOT incorporate DDA compliant drainage slots and threaded lifting points as standard.

Accessories such as uplighter housings, tree guards, root boxes and tree aperture inserts allow the specifier complete flexibility in design.

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