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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Building completed in Nottingham

Commercial research and development is set to grow in Nottingham following the completion of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Building at Nottingham Science Park by the contractor company Willmott Dixon.

Going into further detail, the construction of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Building has been funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), with Willmott Dixon having been appointed to the scheme through the Scape National Construction Framework. The building itself features facilities such as 22,700sq ft office space, conference space, a café, and an 80-space car park.

The Operations Director for Willmott Dixon in the East Midlands, Stuart Kerr stated: “We are really proud to have helped deliver this important scheme for Nottingham and Nottingham City Council, which will really shape the city centre and create a hub for research and development. As with all our projects we aim to give back to the local community, making a difference to real people.

“During the project, we teamed up with social enterprise Think Big Academy to deliver a careers event on the live construction site, this attracted 100 young people and resulted in over 20 work experience enquiries. We also created jobs for an additional six local people on the scheme, alongside having seven apprentices on the site while also providing work experience opportunities for students of Nottingham College.

“In tandem with the project, our site team worked with Nottingham’s Emmanuel House, by helping it secure funding and refurbish its dilapidated facilities, we donated hundreds of Willmott Dixon hours and secured support from our partners including CPMG to deliver a fantastic result. We are also incredibly proud that Katie Butler, our commercial lead on this project, won in the Women in Construction category at Nottinghamshire Live’s Women in Business Awards 2019 for her amazing work locally.”

The Leader of Nottingham City Council, Councillor David Mellen added: “Nottingham has long been a city of scientific innovation with the MRI, ibuprofen, and the legacy of Jesse Boot and expanding our reputable Science Park supports our ambitions to continue to be a city of innovation and creativity.

“As a Science City, we know scientific research and new innovations like fintech can create jobs, stimulate growth, and keep talented graduates in the city and are committed to this with our £2Bn Southside regeneration programme.”

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