Willmott Dixon secures phase two of Birmingham City University’s new campus project

2 June 2013 (Last Updated June 2nd, 2013 18:30)

Willmott Dixon has secured a £46m contract to construct the second phase of Birmingham City University’s new campus in the city centre of Birmingham, UK.

Parkside Building

Willmott Dixon has secured a £46m contract to construct the second phase of Birmingham City University’s new campus in the city centre of Birmingham, UK.

Construction on the new phase at Eastside near Millenium Point is expected to start in June 2013.

Willmott Dixon expects £28m of the build cost to go on subcontractor packages delivered by firms located within a 20-mile radius of the project.

Phase two, which is part of the university’s £180m investment in its estate, will feature a student support hub, a new library, teaching and IT space, as well as other student support facilities.

Willmott Dixon has also built the first phase of the university’s masterplan featuring a 18,310m² facility, which has been named The Parkside Building.

Phase one also features a media hub including TV, radio and photographic studios.

The company said more than £25m of contracts were spent on firms under the first phase.

The Parkside Building, expected to open in September 2013, overlooks the newly opened Eastside City Park facing the university’s centre campus.

Willmott Dixon Midlands managing director Peter Owen said the company’s recent investment in the 4Life Academy will support growth and sustain jobs in Birmingham.

"Now we have been appointed for phase two of Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus and we’ll work with local companies to ensure they benefit from this huge investment," Owen said.


Image: The Parkside Building is anticipated to open in September 2013. Photo: Courtesy of Birmingham City University.