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Aecom lands role on £130m science park

Aecom has been chosen to manage the construction programme for a new £130m science and innovation park in Oxfordshire.

The consultant will project-manage and cost-manage the scheme, which will include the construction of the £100m government-funded Rosalind Franklin Institute at the Harwell Campus.

The Rosalind Franklin facility is a joint venture between some of the UK’s top universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh, and will be a national centre of excellence for technology and innovation in understanding diseases and treatments.

The programme will also see the expansion of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space satellite-testing facility, which has supported the launch of more than 210 space missions.

Aecom has a long track record of working on the Harwell campus and is currently working with Willmott Dixon on the construction of a research centre for the Science & Facilities Council at the site.

Aecom head of healthcare and science UK & Ireland Jonathan Puddle explains: “This appointment has been secured through the combination of our 10-year track record working with the Science and Technologies Facilities Council at the Harwell Campus and our experience delivering some of the UK’s world-leading science facilities.”

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