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Willmott Dixon wins £31m Curzon extension for Birmingham City University

Willmott Dixon has won a £31m deal to build an extension to the Curzon Building for Birmingham City University.

The contractor completed the £63m Curzon Building in September 2015 and has now added the extension contract for the same client.

The Curzon B extension will house over 3,000 students and staff and will include more than 650 rooms, a student hub, lecture theatre and mock courtrooms. It adds a further 100,000 sq ft to the existing Curzon Building.

Willmott Dixon has now won almost £150m of work at BCU’s new Eastside campus, after it also built the Parkside Building.

Peter Owen, managing director for Willmott Dixon’s Midlands business says: “We are delighted to be back working with BCU given our close relationship with the university since 2011 where we’ve helped give them a new central city campus that provides some of the best learning facilities in the country. This latest project really does make Birmingham the university capital of England.”

Birmingham City University interim pro vice-chancellor Paul Hartley said: “This announcement represents a major step forward in our ongoing work to transform the City Centre Campus and continue to enhance the facilities we have available for our students.

“The Curzon building only opened in September but has already picked up awards and we hope that the addition of Curzon B will be just as visually impressive as well as an equally positive environment to study in.”

Work on Curzon B starts this month with completion set for September 2017.

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