Third contract for the firm on Oxfordshire science campus

Willmott Dixon has picked up another project at Harwell Science Campus in Oxfordshire.

The contractor has been awarded the £24m contract to build the Rutherton Appleton Laboratory’s (RAL) Gemini Laser Building.

In April, the firm was chosen by the same client, the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), to construct the Harwell Facilities Building on the Oxfordshire campus.

The Gemini project, procured through the Scape National Major Works framework, will create a new laser testing facility at the RAL.

Willmott Dixon delivered the RAL’s space research facility at Harwelll two years ago.

Peter Owen, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the Midlands, said: “We carry out a lot of work in this important sector, and our specialist teams offer a wealth of expertise creating facilities that drive innovation and help make the UK a leader in science and technology.”