Kier appointed to £9.7m Wolfson Building redevelopment

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KIER Construction Scotland will deliver the £9.7 million redevelopment of the University of Strathclyde’s Wolfson Building.

The work on the six-storey, B-listed building forms part of an overall investment of £15.5 million into the Wolfson Building to establish it as the centre of the university’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Kier confirmed work will start shortly, with a completion date set for early 2020. The programme involves creating new facilities, including research and teaching laboratories, increased office accommodation and new social spaces for students.

Kier is currently delivering a number of higher education projects, including the completion of a £14 million redevelopment of Edinburgh College of Art and a £7.7 million redevelopment of Murchison House, both for the University of Edinburgh. The contractor has also recently completed work at the University of Aberdeen, Abertay University, Robert Gordon University and the University of the West of Scotland.

Brian McQuade, managing director for Kier Construction Scotland said, “Kier has a leading reputation of delivering first-class facilities across the higher education sector. We are looking forward to working closely with the university’s team, supporting the local community as we create important employment and educational opportunities throughout the project, and providing excellent new facilities for the students and staff to enjoy.”