Kier wins £29m Birmingham Uni Jewellery Quarter job

Aaron Morby 11 months ago
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Kier has scooped the second phase of University College Birmingham’s Charlotte Street campus in the historic Jewellery Quarter of the City.

The firm secured the project with a £29m bid agains Farrans Construction and McLaughlin & Harvey.

Named in honour of Nigel Moss, long-serving Chancellor of the University Corporation, Moss House is part of UCB’s strategic £100m capital expansion in the heart of the city.

The new building, underpinned by the latest technology, follows construction of the neighbouring £26m McIntyre House, which opened in 2014.

The new 250,000 sq ft building will contain lecture rooms, a restaurant and a sports hall alongside a new 248-space multi-storey car park.

Demolition specialist Coleman and Co is clearing existing site buildings at 9 Charlotte Street and 12 George Street, better known as the former home of printer James Cond.

Architect Glen Howells designed the four-storey, red brick buildings, which celebrates the surrounding warehouses in the area. Consultant Couch Perry Wilkes is responsible for MEP design, with Mace on board as projec manager.

The Phase 2 development scheme is required to be completed by July 2019.

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