Monday, 1st August 2016

Phase four of science project secured

Walter Lilly again working with large pharmaceutical company

Walter Lilly

Walter Lilly have successfully secured the £7.0 million chemistry research laboratory refurbishment project in Surrey. Our client is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and this is our fourth project for them in as many years.

The project involves the refurbishment and extension to an existing operational laboratory building, including reconfiguration of internal space, new internal suspended flooring, new external glazed screens to extend the usable footprint, phased strip out of existing services installations, new services installations and laboratory furniture.

Major M&E works throughout the phase four project include the re-routing and expansion of existing services to serve the new and existing areas whilst providing future capacity for further phased expansion of the facility.

Works have been programmed to be coordinate around the occupied laboratory facilities and cause minimal disruption to their research programme.

Walter Lilly are delighted to again be working with the project team of Faithful & Gould, Abell Nepp and AECOM.


Monday, 1st August 2016

Inaugural High Quality Residential Ball a complete success!

Walter Lilly presents charities with event cheques

On behalf of the HQR Summer Ball 2016, Walter Lilly presented The Teenage Cancer Trust and The Lighthouse Club with their cheques as a result of the fundraising efforts of industry attendees at The Grosvenor House Hotel on the 25th  June.

Kelly Gower (Event Organiser) and Andrew Crispin, MD of Walter Lilly were joined by Bill Hill, CEO of The Lighthouse Club and Jade McShane, Fundraising Manager of Teenage Cancer Trust on Thursday 28th July.


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The inaugural HQR Summer Ball 2016 launched to widespread industry acclaim on Saturday 25th June in the Great Room at The Grosvenor House Hotel.

Having 660 HQR colleagues exceeded all initial expectations for attendance. The guests were made up of agents, project managers, architects, interior designers, lawyers, financiers, surveyors, engineers, main contractors and specialist subcontractors, along with – unusually for an industry event – their wives, husbands and partners. This was the key factor in creating an atmosphere more akin to a private party for family and friends than an industry event.

The guests were entertained to drinks on reception, a three course dinner featuring fillet of Hereford beef, impressive magicians, a charity raffle and auction, dancing to the live 8-piece Hand Fulla Soul band and a DJ set till 1.00am.

Expectations were further exceeded by the charity auction and raffle with £54,330 being raised for and shared by The Teenage Cancer Trust and The Lighthouse Club which is outstanding.

Photos from the evening can be seen here

Some quotes to summarize the evening include:

“Months of hard work and planning really paid off and it was fantastic to see so many prominent HQR companies in one room having a great time.  The inclusion of husbands, wives and partners went against the norm, but was the icing on the cake.  With a fantastic £54,000 being raised on the evening for our two chosen charities, there are 54,000 reasons to look forward to HQR 2017!” – Kelly Gower, Walter Lilly (Event Organiser)

“HQR – Haven’t Quite Recovered! A brilliant event, wonderfully organised with great people and excellent charities supported, when are we doing it again?” –  Neil Stevenson, NEJ Stevenson

“Everything was beyond excellent” – Maral Zarrinmehr, Devonshires Solicitors LLP

“I have no idea who I did not see there, but if they were not there more fool them!” – Peter Dunk, Slender Winter Partnership

“I’m in awe that you had the ambition and energy to pull off such an incredible evening” – Mandi Cleyndert, Bill Cleyndert & Co Ltd

“Congratulations on achieving the event of events!” – Jon Riley, Locker & Riley Ltd

Yes, delighted to say plans are already afoot for 2017. To register for early information please contact

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