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Balfour Beatty secures University of Strathclyde contract

The University of Strathclyde has awarded a £33M contract for a state-of-the-art learning and teaching facility in Glasgow.

The contract has been awarded through the University’s Major Building Construction framework, which Balfour Beatty was appointed to in February 2018.

The project involves the refurbishment and extension of an existing Grade II listed Architecture building and the neighbouring Colville building. The two spaces will be linked together to create a modern teaching space.

Facilities provided in the new Learning & Teaching building will include a new large-scale teaching spaces and a learning village for individual study, student-facing support services and a modern, purpose built accommodation for the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association.

Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty’s Regional Managing Director for Scotland and Ireland, said: “This award is testament to our long-standing relationship with the University of Strathclyde and to our expert knowledge and experience in delivering modern educational facilities across Scotland.

“With almost 23,000 students based on the central Glasgow campus, we look forward to providing an exciting and inspiring environment, while also delivering multiple social and economic benefits to the surrounding community.”

Work is due to commence on site later this year, with completion expected in summer 2020. At construction peak, the project will employ a workforce of over 200, providing local employment opportunities and graduate positions.

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