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Interserve wins race to build £13.5m University of Wolverhampton business school

Interserve has won the race to build a £13.5m business school for the University of Wolverhampton.

In October 2013, the university said Interserve, Kier, Sir Robert McAlpine, Vinci and Willmott Dixon had been in the running for the job.

Project manager and cost consultant Gardiner & Theobald, along with structural and M&E consultant Arup are also working on the facility, due to open in August 2015.

The six-storey building will be embedded on one side into a 7 m-high embankment. 

The building will have around 6,000 sq m gross internal area for teaching facilities, including undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, in addition to offices, meeting rooms and a café.

Interserve regional director Simon Butler said: “We are looking forward to re-establishing our relationship with the University of Wolverhampton where we were previously involved on the School of Health and Wellbeing Project.”

Anthea Gregory, head of the university’s business school and dean of the faculty of social sciences, said: “After many months of planning it is wonderful news that work on the new building is imminent.

“It has been a competitive process and we were very impressed with the bid that Interserve put together and are looking forward to working with them on this project.

“This will cement the business school’s reputation in the region and nationally, not just with students but with the business community. It is also great news for Wolverhampton and shows confidence in the local economy and the city.”

Work is due to start on site next month and will be completed in August 2015.

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