Designed by Bond Bryan, it will bring business incubator, social, and teaching facilities all under one roof.
REL will be responsible for developing the M&E design to optimise performance, energy efficiency and costs. The £1.9m contract is expected to take eight months.
Toby Buckley, REL’s managing director said: “This exciting educational facility incorporates teaching spaces alongside open plan collaboration spaces that will allow entrepreneurial students to mix with local businesses and hopefully develop successful business relationships.
“We will be drawing on our extensive experience of both the education and commercial sectors to design and deliver an M&E package that uses the most effective technology to drive efficiencies and meet all client objectives.”
The Business Hub will feature a ground floor social space, dedicated to business incubation, providing local entrepreneurs with access to all of the University’s facilities, and a new learning space for students.