Contractor appointed to build new graduate facility at Tower Hamlets campus

Queen Mary University

Bouygues UK has been awarded a contract worth around £27m to provide a new graduate facility as part of Queen Mary University of London’s main teaching campus in Tower Hamlets in east London.

The building will provide a research and teaching resource for the university, with large amphitheatre-style teaching areas and 63 offices. The university’s School of Economics and Finance will also relocate to the new building, which will include a cafe, lecture theatre and seminar rooms as well as a common room and terrace.

Bouygues UK is collaborating on the project with architect Wilkinson Eyre, with which it previously worked on the award-winning Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. Enabling works have been carried out on the site and the project is scheduled for completion in time for late 2016.