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Perfect Circle bags deal on £300m Bristol Uni campus

An Aecom JV has won the contract to design the University of Bristol’s £300m Enterprise Campus.

Perfect Circle, a JV comprising Aecom, Gleeds and Pick Everard, will now design the development, which will feature academic teaching space as well as accommodation for 1,500 students.

The campus, situated in Bristol’s Temple Quarter, will also include what the university describes as the world’s first open-access Quantum Innovation Centre, which will feature research laboratories and seminar spaces.

Perfect Circle’s contract was awarded through Scape’s four-year £350m Built Environment Consultancy Service lot, for which the JV was named as Scape’s sole supplier in 2016.

The Perfect Circle design team will be supported by engineering consultants Buro Happold and Arup, as well as architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

Outline plans for the campus have already been submitted to Bristol City Council and a consultation on detailed design proposals will be launched later this year.

Other projects delivered by Perfect Circle through the BECS framework include work for Lewisham Borough Council, University of Edinburgh and the City of London Corporation.

The win comes in the week that Aecom UK revealed profit at the company had halved after it was hit by a problem job.

Aecom director Mark Claridge said: “Aecom will work collaboratively, building on their combined experience of working with the public sector, to deliver the scheme.

“The building designs will be forward-thinking and socially conscious, breathing new life into the enterprise zone and acting as a catalyst for future developments.”



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