Construction firm Morgan Sindall has secured a £16.5m contract to deliver student accommodation development for Imperial College London.
The project will be delivered along with fit out and refurbishment company Overbury, which is also a unit of the Morgan Sindall Group.
Work under the contract includes the extension of the Wilson House halls of residence at Sussex Gardens in London, which features a terrace of 21 listed buildings.
The buildings will be renovated and expanded to provide new student accommodation close to the university.
According to the deal, Morgan Sindall will construct a new residential building behind Wilson House to add accommodation for 120 students, increasing the total number of bed spaces in the accommodation to 393.
Overbury will refurbish the existing student accommodation for 273 students in Wilson House.
The new building, which is expected to be completed later in 2013, will feature student facilities like kitchens and social spaces.
Berman Guedes Stretton is the architect on the project while Morgan Sindall will also oversee the design elements of the development.
The new build portion of the development is expected to secure a BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) Excellent rating.
Overbury contracts manager Chris Mann said: " This important project sees Overbury and Morgan Sindall joining forces to use our significant experience and expertise in the higher education sector to deliver an outstanding student accommodation development for Imperial College London."
In July 2012, Imperial College secured planning permission from Hammersmith and Fulham council in London, UK, to build its new campus at an investment of more than £80m, redeveloping the former BBC Woodlands site.
Image: Interior view at Wilson House. Photo: courtesy of Morgan Sindall.