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Carillion JV wins £570m Middle East uni campus job

A Carillion joint venture has won a design and build contract for New York University Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Campus by Mubadala, worth approximately £570 million.

Mubadala Infrastructure, a business unit of Mubadala Development Company PJSC (Mubadala), has appointed Al Futtaim Carillion as the design and build contractor for New York University Abu Dhabi’s main campus on Saadiyat Island.

The Saadiyat Island campus will include classrooms, library and information technology facilities, laboratories, student, faculty and staff housing, athletic and performance facilities, and is expected to have a student body upwards of 2,500.

Construction is expected to start in the third quarter of 2010 and to be completed by the first quarter of 2014.