Work is part of wider masterplan being WSP is working on
Bowmer & Kirkland has chalked up a £35m deal to build a university campus in Peterborough.
The scheme, which will form Anglia Ruskin University’s new Peterborough campus, will involve building 5,300sq m of higher education facilities including teaching spaces, skills laboratories, lecture theatres, a library, staff offices and retail space.
The project is being designed by Cambridge practice MCW Architects.
WSP has been appointed to lead a feasibility study for a masterplan that includes the campus. The masterplan also includes a new football stadium for League One side Peterborough United.
The Cambridgeshire city, which last year ranked in the bottom 10% for skills levels in the UK, has been without its own university since Loughborough University closed its Peterborough campus in 2003.
The campus is expected to open with its first cohort of 2,000 students in September 2022 with plans to expand it to 12,500 students by 2030.
The scheme was given a major boost in August when it received a £14.6m cash injection from the government, which has pledged £900m for ‘shovel-ready’ projects in England.
Last month, Building revealed Overbury had been appointed to carry out a major revamp of several buildings at another one of Anglia Ruskin’s campuses, in Chelmsford, Essex.
The university also has campuses in Cambridge and London.