John Turner Construction were instructed to complete a new build 5,300 sqm research and development facility at Kings Business Park Prescot for AH Knight International, a worldwide leader in the analysis of minerals and metals. The project involved the construction of a U shaped building comprising two parallel single storey laboratories connected by a central two storey office block. Concast provided a Precast cross wall frame solution for both laboratories, covered with hollowcore flooring. Precast walls provided included solid and insulated sandwich panels. Concast also completed five separate ancillary substation and storage buildings. An unusual requirement within the laboratories included AH Knight’s request for ten “lab balance benches” to be constructed in Precast which provide solid work surfaces for highly sensitive equipment used in the analysis of minerals and metals. The benches ranged in weight from 3.5 to 6T per unit.