Willmott Dixon to construct Anglia Ruskin’s medical school in Essex, UK
Willmott Dixon has received a £20m contract for the construction of Anglia Ruskin University’s School of Medicine in Essex, England, UK.
Set to be built on the Chelmsford campus of the University, the Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine will include specialist teaching space, a lecture theatre and an anatomy suite.
The construction firm obtained the project for the undergraduate medical school through Scape Major Works Framework.
The new building will provide over 3,100m² of space over three storeys and is expected to fulfil the medical workforce shortage in Essex’s primary care, mental health and acute care sectors.
Anglia Ruskin University vice-chancellor professor Iain Martin said: “This is a very significant step towards us helping address the urgent need for more doctors and healthcare professionals in the UK and specifically in Essex.
“We have worked closely with a broad range of partners across the region in planning for the School of Medicine and, whilst there is still much to do, we are now one step closer to our goal.”
Willmott Dixon has partnered with architects from Rivington Street Studio to complete the construction of the school by September next year.
The firm is also working on various UK university projects such as London Campus for Coventry University, Town House at Kingston University, Greenwich University’s Dreadnought Building renovation, and Computational Foundry for Swansea University.
Willmott Dixon Northern Home Counties managing director Chris Tredget said: “Our experience in the sector will allow us to create a pioneering medical learning facility that will provide training to a new generation of medical staff who can work in healthcare across the county.”
Image: Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine. Photo: courtesy of Willmott Dixon.