Leadbitter wins £49m contract at Cornish campus

Grant Prior 13 years ago
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Leadbitter has won a £49m contract for three new buildings at the Tremough Campus in Penryn, Cornwall for University College Falmouth and the University of Exeter.

Work will involve construction of an Academy for Innovation & Research, Environment and Sustainability Institute and a teaching and research centre called The Exchange.

All three buildings are expected to be finished by Autumn 2012.

UCF’s Rector & Chief Executive, Professor Anne Carlisle said: “UCF is delighted to be working with Leadbitter again following their recent construction of another exceptional shared learning and teaching space at the Tremough Campus – the Peter Lanyon Building – and UCF’s recently launched £19M Performance Centre.

“This is positive news for students, for the construction industry, for Falmouth and Cornwall, particularly when other institutions are being forced to cut back in these austere times.”

Professor Mark Overton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter said: “Our Environment and Sustainability Institute will be at the forefront of sustainable building design, reflecting its status as a world-class centre for research into environmental change, and engagement with business.”

Rob Bradley, Regional Director for Leadbitter’s Western Construction division, said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with University College Falmouth and the University of Exeter at the Tremough Campus.

“Our team is looking forward to delivering these three exciting projects over the next 18 months and to the students, staff and local businesses benefiting from these fantastic new buildings in 2012.”

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