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Nurture LLP – The East Midlands Fertility Centre

Established in 1991 by the University of Nottingham, the clinic was making great progress studying the science of IVF, along with research into new treatments. This led to Nurture being named as the most successful clinic in the Midlands in 2008.


Nurture LLP – The East Midlands Fertility Centre




October 2014


15 weeks


February 2015


JCT Design and Build 2011


Adrian James Architects

Key Features

• High specification offices
• Installation of external liquid nitrogen storage facility
• Creation of new clean room and IVF facilities
• Fit out of new office spaces and facilities

Project Background

Established by the University of Nottingham in 1991 as a unit of the city’s Queen’s Medical Centre, Nurture Fertility specialise in the study of IVF, with a view to developing new techniques and treatments. Since 2014, the facility has formed part of The Fertility Partnership –the largest provider of assisted conception cycles in the UK in the UK, showcasing some of the highest success rates in Europe.

In 2014, the clinic relocated from its original premises to Octavia House, which forms part of a business park on the outskirts of the city.

Following a comprehensive tender process, J Tomlinson was contracted to undertake the refurbishment of the ground and first floor of the existing Octavia House offices to provide new and improved facilities with a reception area, private waiting rooms, clean room, and new donation and day rooms with all the associated clinical and medical facilities.


J Tomlinson Solution

The refurbishment works entailed replacing floors and ceilings, altering doorways, installing a new lift, full decoration, and installation of furniture, fixtures and fittings. The first floor now has new offices and kitchen facilities, while the ground floor is home to the waiting and consultation areas with clean room and laboratory facilities. Working with specialist subcontractors, J Tomlinson successfully managed a phased programme to install the new clean room and laboratory areas.

External works included the installation of a new housing facility for liquid nitrogen containers used by the clinic to store samples and specimens.

This part of the project utilised J Tomlinson’s in-house mechanical and electrical team for the technical design and installation. There were also other associated ground works including paving and landscaping.

The new centre at Octavia House now features IVF health care services and IVF laboratories. Together with new offices, supporting facilities, a plant room and clinical storage areas, the new site offers free parking and an improved environment for patients.

This project represents a jointly delivered service from J Tomlinson’s Construction and Mechanical and Electrical teams.

Project Achievements

HIGH-SPECIFICATION OFFICE SPACES – the successful completion of the project provides a more comfortable and relaxing environment for the centre’s staff and visitors

PHASED PROJECT – led to the successful installation of new clean room and laboratory areas

INTEGRATED CONSTRUCTION AND M&E SERVICES – delivered benefits to the client of a joined up service approach on the project.

COMMENDATION FROM PROJECT PARTNERS – “It has been a genuine pleasure working with Pete, Contract Manager; Paul, Site Manager; Chris, Quantity Surveyor; and Matt, Site Manager during my involvement with the scheme and I am grateful for all their efforts to date.” – Matt Elmore, Senior Project Manager, Buro Four