Athens 2023 | Non-residential

Yoko Ono Lennon Centre

United KingdomUnited KingdomCompany Name: Bluegyp Ltd

Project description

The University of Liverpool’s new world-class teaching experience
The Yoko Ono Lennon Centre is the new home of the University of Liverpool Arts and Humanities school. The main features of the building are the remarkable Tung Auditorium with its 400-seat performance space as well as the Paul Brett Lecture theatre which is the largest purpose-built lecture space on the University Campus.

Bluegyp has taken great pride in completing the installation of the SFS, drylining, suspended ceilings, and interior finishes to this eye-catching building. The installation has included a full British Gypsum specification which incorporated the demanding acoustic requirements of the building as per the brief from our clients.

The state of art teaching and performance centre opened in March 2022 as the University’s newest world-class teaching experience. The city of Liverpool is globally renowned for its rich and diverse music history, which reaches back to the 18th century. Because of this students travel from across the globe to study music at the University. A high-quality performance space was therefore at the heart of the client’s vision when providing a brief for this project.

Main information

Building size

6 500 m²

Building purpose / type


Building owner name

University Of Liverpool

Architect name

Ellis Williams Architects


Company name: Bluegyp Ltd

Main Representative: Ms. Lucy Marrin, Quantity Surveyor

Number of collaborators: 16

Specialties: Drylining, Suspending Ceilings, Fire stopping.

Founded in: 2006

Biography: Bluegyp Ltd is a family owned business which was established in 2006 and operates throughout the UK from the head office based in Manchester. They were originally formed to service the industry with high quality interior systems and have now expanded to deliver further specialised trades including steel frame systems, screeding and firestopping solutions.
Bluegyp have the capacity to deliver their services in numerous sectors at any scale. They thrive on professional integrity and commitment to high quality in every project they deliver, no matter the size. Their main objective is to form working partnerships across the construction industry to allow for effortless delivery of our systems.

Contractor: Bluegyp Ltd

Main representative: Ms. Lucy Marrin / Mr. John Marrin

Contractor: ULCCO-SP

Main representative: Mr. Steve Jerams

Owner’s testimonial
University Of Liverpool
We have used Bluegyp over the last 8 years on multiple projects of varying size and category, from Student Residences, to Offices, to Specialist Auditoriums.
The tendering procurement process has been very clear and encapsulating of all requirements including Specialist Fire Detailing. Their quality of work has been exceptional both logistically and installation of product, providing detailed records for audit traceability for maintenance purposes.
I would fully recommend them as a quality specialist installer in their field.
Architect’s testimonial
Ellis Williams Architects
This has been a tremendously rewarding project for the team to work on. Several of us are alumni of the University so it was even more of a personal connection to the project than normal, with a desire to deliver something special on this site.

Saint-Gobain products & systems

Acoustic control
2 layers of 15mm British Gypsum Gyproc SoundBloc on GypCeiling® MF with resilient mounts
Acoustic insulation
146MM Gypframe AcouStuds, 50mm Isover Acoustic Partition Roll, 2 layers of 15mm Gyproc SoundBloc to both sides, finished with British Gypsum Thistle MultiFinish
Robustness guarantee
3 layers of 15mm Gyproc SoundBloc plasterboard

Saint-Gobain Team

Jeanette Russell – Divisional Sales Manager

Photographer’s name

Bluegyp Ltd