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Willmott Dixon expands Midlands university workload

The company has added to its recent haul of university work in the region by securing a £7m contract for a 3rd project at University of Birmingham

Posted by Julian Owen | November 25, 2017 | Bricks & mortar

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by the University of Birmingham to refurbish a building at the Edgbaston Campus - known as the old gymnasium - to create new teaching and office space - including a lecture theatre - as well as transitional space for other departments, while wider campus regeneration work continues.

Built in the 1940s, the old gymnasium remains in use partly as a gym, with offices on the first and second floors. Originally scheduled for demolition as part of estate renewal works by the University, it will now be retained and modernised, including adding a two-storey extension on top of the gym area to sympathetically enhance the useable space.

Peter Owen, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the Midlands said: “We are delighted to secure our third project for the University of Birmingham, adding to its transformational campus redevelopment. These projects are fantastic for the Midlands, positioning it as a world leader for education.”

Working with Associated Architects, Willmott Dixon aims to complete the modernisation work by September 2018 in time for the new academic year.



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