Galliford Try wins two contracts for refurbishment projects at University of Leeds in UK

10 September 2015 (Last Updated September 10th, 2015 18:30)

British construction giant Galliford Try has secured two contracts from the University of Leeds in the UK, which have a combined value of £37.8m.

British construction giant Galliford Try has secured two contracts from the University of Leeds in the UK, which have a combined value of £37.8m.

The first contract is for a £22.5m project where Galliford Try will be responsible for refurbishing the university's Engineering Building at its main Woodhouse campus.

The building, which had been built in 1960s, will need renovation at its third, fourth and fifth levels.

"Refurbishment of the 1970s building will include works for the study areas."

As well as the redevelopment, the firm is also responsible for completing a maintenance backlog on the rest of the structure.

The second project is for a £15.3m refurbishment of the Grade II-listed Edward Boyle Library at the academic centre.

Under the scope of this second contract, the UK firm will be renovating the entire six-floor building.

Refurbishment of the 1970s building will include works for the study areas and replacement of the existing engineering systems and roof.

Galliford Try executive chairman Greg Fitzgerald said: "We are delighted to have been able to maintain the strong ties that our Yorkshire office has with the University of Leeds with these successes.

"The strategy for our construction business is based on long-term relationships with respected clients and these two contracts are an excellent example of that approach."