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Balfour Beatty wins £60m Strathclyde University job

Balfour Beatty has been picked to deliver a £60m learning and teaching facility for the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

The £33m contract was awarded through the university’s major building construction framework, to which Balfour Beatty was appointed in February 2018.

Balfour will be responsible for refurbishing and extending the existing Grade II-listed Architecture and neighbouring Colville buildings, linking the two together to create a modern teaching space.

In addition, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will provide the mechanical and electrical engineering services for the new learning hub.

The new building will provide large-scale teaching spaces and a learning village for individual study, student-facing support services and a purpose-built accommodation for the university’s students’ association.

Balfour Beatty regional managing director Hector MacAulay said: “This award is testament to our longstanding relationship with the University of Strathclyde and to our expert knowledge and experience in delivering modern educational facilities across Scotland.”

Work is due to commence on site later this year, with completion expected in summer 2020.

The project will employ a workforce of more than 200 at the peak of construction,providing local employment opportunities and graduate positions. 

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