Willmott Dixon lands £61m Birmingham campus

Tuesday August 2nd, 2011

According to media reports, Birmingham City University has selected Willmott Dixon for a £61m project to build phase one of its city centre campus.

The state-of-the-art facility at Birmingham’s Eastside will be part of the university’s £180m investment plan to provide a new environment that meets the modern learning needs of graduates.

Willmott Dixon is set to build a purpose-built 18,310 sq m home for the university’s Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) on a plot adjacent to Millennium Point.

Professor David Tidmarsh, vice-chancellor of Birmingham City University, said: “I am delighted to announce our intention to work with local company Willmott Dixon. This is another milestone in our ambition to build a City Centre Campus to create a learning quarter in the heart of Birmingham. This will be a significant investment by the university to provide a major boost for the city and surrounding region because this landmark facility will attract a new generation of ambitious students keen to become part of a highly skilled workforce.”

Plans for the five-storey building, adjacent to Cardigan Street, were approved by Birmingham City Council in April. Work on phase one is now due to start in autumn 2011 and be ready for occupation in September 2013.

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