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Willmott Dixon lands Birmingham City Uni second phase

Exclusive: Willmott Dixon is believed to have won the second phase of Birmingham City University’s city centre campus, adding the £46 million deal to its first phase win worth around £60m in 2011.

The contractor is believed to have fended off competition from contractors including Vinci, Balfour Beatty and Thomas Vale to win the competitive second phase.

The second phase will consist of approximately 25 000 sq m of new build and will be open in time for occupation by September 2015 with Willmott Dixon expected to be on site this summer.

Work will include partial demolition of the existing structures and construction of university accommodation (D1) with ancillary retail (A1), café and restaurant, drinking establishment and leisure uses, along with car parking.

The university chose Willmott Dixon to deliver the first phase of its City Centre Campus, a deal worth £61 million, in 2011 under its £180m expansion plans.

Under the first phase, the contractor was selected to build an 18,310 sq m home for the university’s Birmingham Institute of Art and Design on a plot adjacent to Millennium Point.

Willmott Dixon last month opened a £1m construction academy in Aston, Birmingham that is set to train 2,000 people a year.


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  • Nicola Anderson

    Tag Guard have been part of Phase 1 providing cctv, access control, and security to site. I would like to congratulate the management team on this win. The quality and management are second to non and we looking forward to working with you on Phase 2.

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