UWE appoints main contractor for landmark £50m project

UWE logoUWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) has appointed ISG Plc as the main contractor to deliver its new state-of-the art building for the Faculty of Business and Law.

ISG is an international construction services company.

Enabling works have now been completed on the site and construction work will start in May.

The new building will house Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School and is part of the University’s campus development plan to build a University for the 21st century.

The landmark academic building will be located at the heart of the new developments on the UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, on the northern side of a newly formed plaza.

The Vice Chancellor and his team will also be based in this new building.

Pro Vice Chancellor and Commercial Director Bill Marshall comments: “The building will be 17,200 square metres in size over six floors. The new building will be naturally ventilated with energy efficient lighting and control systems.

“It will contain state of the art teaching and lecturing facilities including two Harvard style lecture theatres, a 300 seat tiered lecture theatre, two showcase mock court rooms and a trading room.

“The project will cost £50 million. We expect that work will begin in December 2014 and the building is due to be operational from January 2017.”