Contractor landed job through university’s construction framework

Balfour Beatty has been chosen by the University of Strathclyde to deliver its new £60m learning and teaching building.

The contract, worth £33m, has been awarded through the university’s Major Building Construction framework, to which Balfour Beatty was appointed in February this year.

Kier, Interserve and Galliford Try-owned Morrison are the other contractors who hold places on the university’s £250m framework.

The contractor will be responsible for the refurbishment and extension to the existing architecture building and the neighbouring Colville building, linking the two together.

University of Strathclyde learning and teaching 3

Source: BDP

How the new scheme will look

Facilities provided in the new learning and teaching building, which was designed by BDP, will include large-scale teaching spaces and a learning village for individual study and a new student union.

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will will carry out M&E work.

At construction peak, the project will employ a workforce of more than 200. Work is due to start on site later this year, with completion expected in summer 2020.