Willmott Dixon has secured a £33m contract from Bath and North East Somerset Council in the UK to upgrade county council offices just outside Bristol.
Under the terms of the contract, Willmott Dixon has agreed to redevelop the existing county council office site in Keynsham on the outskirts of Bristol. The redevelopment includes new council offices, a library, retail space, public space and a highway. Willmott Dixon expects to start construction on the site in August 2012 after designs under the two-stage bidding process have been finalised. Completion of the council regeneration project is scheduled for 2014.
The upgrade project is intended to make the council more efficient by reducing the number of office buildings it uses from 12 to four. In addition to a 70% reduction in the council’s carbon footprint, reduced running costs will deliver 10% annual savings, reports Construction Enquirer. The council has also appointed Hydrock as the structural, civil and highways engineer, Capita Symonds as the project manager and CDM as the coordinator.
Other firms associated with the upgrade project include CSJ Planning Consultants, Max Fordham as the M&E Engineer, Davis Langdon as quantity surveyor and Aecom as the sustainability advisor, reports Construction News.