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Leadbitter wins £7m Bournemouth University job

Leadbitter has been awarded a £7 million contract to design and build student accommodation at Bournemouth University.

This latest contract win adds to other work at the University, where Leadbitter has constructed several buildings as part of the University’s ongoing expansion.

Leadbitter, which is currently constructing the University’s Kimmeridge Lecture Theatre, has been awarded the contract to design and build accommodation for 210 students at Madeira Road, Bournemouth.

The new accommodation is near Holdenhurst Road, where Leadbitter successfully completed 400 units of student accommodation at Lyme Regis House, on behalf of Signpost Homes, part of Spectrum Housing.

This latest award confirms Leadbitter’s position as a major construction industry player within the Bournemouth and Poole area, having recently completed the Borough Council’s Kinson Hub project.

Leadbitter’s Southern Housing and Construction Division regional director, Dave Cook, said: “This latest contract win is a direct result of the success of our project at Holdenhurst Road. With this, and the many other projects we have delivered in the Southern region, we have established ourselves as an ideal partner in the education sector.

 “We are able to use our experience and expertise to bring major benefits for the Client. The Holdenhurst Road project would not have been viable without our ability to not only provide a project financing solution, but also to value engineer the external envelope solution in order to achieve the Client’s budget without compromising quality, or the planners expectations.”

Leadbitter has opened an office at Lansdown Place, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, which will supplement the existing regional office based at Hedge End, Southampton.