Multiple universities are planning big construction projects to cope with the steady increase of UK and international students.
University of Leicester
The University of Leicester is looking to appoint a contractor for their new campus in the north of the city centre. The hub will be universities home to the Leicester Insitute for Space and Earth Observation.
Costing £14m the building will provide teaching spaces, offices and laboratories, spanning over 55,000 sq ft. Together the three phases will cost £80m, the university hopes to secure funding for phases 2 and 3 in the future.
A bid race had begun to find the main contractor of a new computer science and maths building. The building will bring together the two subjects into one facility spanning over 10,000m2.
Local architect practice Stride Treglown and Adjaye Associates are designing a single, six-story building which will provide a modern and functional learning environment.
This building is part of the university’s largest campus upgrade for decades which also includes an additional £260m being invested into its student experience, learning and teaching.
Terms have been agreed by the University with Galliford Try to build their new sports complex. The new Maiden Castle sports park will be an extensive refurbishment and redevelopment of their existing facilities and the addition of a new sports complex.
Costing £31.7m the complex will house a 12 court multi-use sports hall, an indoor cricket hall, a fitness suite, a number of weights rooms and a martial arts dojo.
Having already secured work with the university for their £40m teaching and learning centre Galliford Try have said to be delighted to further their relationship with the university.
Read our previous post to find out about Portsmouth University’s new sports facility here.