Contractor wins two major university refurbishment contracts

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Galliford Try haw won two new contracts with the University of Leeds worth a total value of £37.8m.

Firstly, Galliford Try has been contracted to refurbish the Engineering Building at the university’s main Woodhouse campus. The £22.5m project will involve refurbishing levels three, four and five of the 1960s building, as well as completing the maintenance backlog on the remainder of the building.

Secondly, Galliford Try will undertake the £15.3m refurbishment of the Grade II listed Edward Boyle Library. The scheme, which encompasses all six floors of the 1970s building, includes fully refurbishing the study areas and replacing the engineering systems and roof.

Greg Fitzgerald, executive chairman of Galliford Try, said: “We are delighted to have been able to maintain the strong ties that our Yorkshire office has with the University of Leeds with these successes.

“The strategy for our construction business is based on long-term relationships with respected clients and these two contracts are an excellent example of that approach.”