Kier favourite for £50m Sheffied Uni hub

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
Share

Kier is tipped to take the contract to build a flagship hub building for the University of Sheffield social sciences departments.

The 180,000 sq ft complex, which will be built on a sports pitch on the western edge of the Broomhill campus, has just been given the planning green light.

Sources told the Enquirer that Kier is favourite to take the project after fending off rival bids from BAM and Graham Construction.

Construction work on the Social Sciences building will start on site in early 2018, with an expected completion date of spring 2020.

Sheffield University social sciences hub

Sheffield-based architects HLM designed the new social sciences hub, with Mace acting as project manager

Sheffield University social sciences hub

New hub building will feature a four-storey high atrium

The two-year project is expected to cost around £50m to build uniting three departments – economics, politics and sociology – as a ‘hub’ under one roof.

Currently the Social Sciences estate is spread across 19 different buildings across campus.

Last month, plans were approved for two new artificial pitches for rugby, football and hockey at the university’s playing fields site at Norton, to avoid losing sports provision.

Plans were also approved this week for a new sports centre on Northumberland Road, which will include a new pool and greater gym capacity.

Latest news

Ballymore pulls 51-storey tower plan amid fire safety concern

London Fire Brigade raises concern about single staircase and fire strategy
3 days ago

New work surges as materials shortages ease

Mild weather and easing of supply chain bottlenecks lifts new work 5.7%
3 days ago

PDR Construction goes into administration

All staff made redundant as suppliers owed millions
3 days ago

Brick-laying robot gets approval from NHBC

Robot can now be used in construction of new homes covered by NHBC warranty
3 days ago

Temporary visa scheme needed for London sites

Mayor of London demands action over site skills shortages
3 days ago

Construction worker dies after fall from mobile tower

Court hears how tower wasn't configured correctly
3 days ago

Glencar wins £50m Peterborough logistics hub

Works start on trio of sheds at Kingston Park
3 days ago

Green light for £330m Woking high-rise cluster

Work to start on five blocks towards the end of 2022.
4 days ago

Countryside chief executive makes sudden exit

Major shareholder takes seat on board as first quarter trading falls below board expectations
4 days ago

Big names line-up for £2.7bn Birmingham roads deal

Arup, Arcadis, Balfour Beatty, Carnell, Colas, Kier and Tarmac among firms eyeing contract
4 days ago

Galliford Try scoops £56m Milton Keynes PRS job

Building arm will deliver 329 rental flats across four buildings rising up to 11 storeys
4 days ago

Designers shortlisted for £1bn Oxford Innovation district

Oxford Uni and L&G advance £1bn Begbroke science district plan
4 days ago

Subbies chase cash as work stops on PDR Construction sites

Subcontractors left in dark by £83m turnover contractor
5 days ago

Britain’s concrete producers join forces

Industry agrees single voice through lobbying group UK Concrete
4 days ago

Shapps pauses Smart motorway rollout amid safety concerns

Contractors will be allowed to complete schemes currently under construction
5 days ago

Wildgoose went down owing £9m to trade firms

More than 700 firms have been left out of pocket by the £50m turnover business
5 days ago

Keltbray bags Silvertown tunnelling waste removal

Riverlinx tunnelling team sign Keltbay to barge out excavated material
5 days ago

Ray O’Rourke’s successor starts work

Seamus French starts countdown to firm's founder stepping down
5 days ago

Filler injections rejuvenate ageing concrete roads

Metrail Construction solves squelchy concrete road problem with resin injections
5 days ago

McAleer & Rushe wins £42m Norwich student conversion

Crispin House office to be converted into 680 student rooms
5 days ago

Vinci completes first pour of its ultra low carbon concrete

Taylor Woodrow reduces the carbon footprint of the construction project by up to 70%
5 days ago

KPMG admits financial regulator misled in Carillion audits

Tribunal over KPMG and former staff's forgery allegations gets underway
6 days ago

Scottish contractor goes under with loss of 33 jobs

Iain Potter Construction hit by rising costs and problem contracts
6 days ago

Construction blasted over slow building safety culture change

Dame Judith Hackitt accuses firms of hiding behind trade bodies and holding on for legislation to force change
6 days ago

Firms making £10m-plus profits told to fund cladding retrofits

Developers handed March deadline to set out plans to fix unsafe 11m-18m tall buildings
6 days ago

Modular specialist OEP UK lines-up new contracts after prepack deal

Administrator's report reveals details of sale and debts to suppliers
6 days ago

Contractors readied for £150m Welsh stations upgrade

Transport for Wales Rail to invite bids for stations work at start of February
6 days ago

Steelwork specialist Billington appoints MD

Kevin Campbell will head up the structures business
6 days ago

Frustrated subbie asks MP for help over late VAT repayments

M&E boss left waiting for refunds as HMRC system comes under fire
7 days ago

Cala rebounds strongly to exceed pre-pandemic high

Demand for larger living spaces powers bounce back to £130m profit
7 days ago

Contractor services