Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

HBG takes arts centre

CONTRACTS

HBG is set to sign a £25 million arts deal in Devon.

Sources at rival firms said Plymouth University would appoint HBG preferred contractor to build an arts centre in the city centre by the end of the month.

Cowlin, Laing O'Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine were all shortlisted. Several bidders believe a fourth contender, Costain, came the closest to beating HBG.

As well as providing new facilities for the university, the block will rehouse Plymouth Arts Centre, which will move from its current premises in Looe Street.

One source said: 'It became a two-horse race between HBG and Costain. HBG already has some work in the area so they were always the favourites.'