Willmott Dixon lands £60m university treble

Aaron Morby 1 week ago
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Willmott Dixon has boosted its education project pipeline securing over £60m of contracts at three universities in the Midlands.

The company has delivered £400m of work in the sector recently and is adding to this by securing new contracts for Warwick University, Coventry University and University of Birmingham.

Warwick University sports hub

Warwick University sports hub

The largest contract is a £36m sports hub for University of Warwick, which follows the company’s recent completion at the same university of the award-winning Oculus Building in the heart of the campus. 

The new hub will give students access to a multi-sports hall, climbing facilities, squash courts, swimming pool and multi-purpose studios.

At nearby Coventry University, Willmott Dixon has bagged a £15m contract for a low carbon technology centre where car manufacturers will test the next generation of engines.

The site situated on the Coventry University Enterprise Park, has five cell engine test facilities with an option to expand to eight. 

It follows previous projects by Willmott Dixon to expand the university with new campuses in Scarborough and London.

At the University of Birmingham, Willmott Dixon has also been selected for two projects worth £15m to create “The Green Heart” and a new data centre.

In the case of the Green Heart, it will provide to provide a unique space for performances, socialising, meeting and studying, while opening up views across the whole campus. The company will also construct a new Research Data Centre at Edgbaston Campus.

Peter Owen, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the Midlands said: “Our work at Warwick, Coventry and Birmingham will help all three attract the best students, academics and businesses to study and work in collaboration which will further boost the Midlands economy – a clear sign of investing in the future with HS2 on the horizon.”

The three contracts come just a few weeks after Willmott Dixon announced it would build RNN Group’s University Centre Rotherham to boost skills growth in the region, as well as create the first undergraduate School of Medicine in Essex for Anglia Ruskin at its Chelmsford campus.

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