Vinci has confirmed it has won a £16 million deal to design and build a five-storey teaching building at the University of Bath.
The general teaching accommodation will include group lecture rooms, two 350-space lectures theatres and social spaces.
Glass walls spanning three storeys will provide high levels of natural light into a five-storey high circulation space. A ‘skywalk’ bridge will also connect the building with the main campus parade.
Once completed, the 8,000 sq m building will double the number of large-scale lecture theatres on campus, allowing up to 2,000 students to use the building at any one time.
The contract is part of the university masterplan which provides a framework for the development of the campus until 2026.
Vinci Construction UK regional director Steve Vorres said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by the University of Bath to deliver the new GTA building, which forms part of the university’s three-year major capital works investment programme.
“This scheme will provide an exemplar teaching facility for the university’s staff and growing student population and we are extremely proud to be part of its construction and legacy.
“The GTA project award continues the region’s recent successes of working with university clients. These relationships form an essential part of our key account strategy and stand us in good stead for our future pipeline.”
Completion is due in September 2013 with an opening date set for the following October.