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Clegg Construction starts work on major redevelopment and refurbishment at Aston University

Aston University

Clegg Construction has started work on a major redevelopment and refurbishment for Aston University.

Nottingham-based Clegg Construction was awarded the £4.5m contract to overhaul part of the Main Building at the University’s campus, which is close to Birmingham city centre.

It will involve remodelling existing under-utilised space in the building and transforming it into new labs for the University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which will utilise the space for research into fibre optic communication.

Clegg Construction will carry out a range of works including internal demolition, stripping out of existing services and the creation of new rooms and lab spaces, including a clean room. Work is due to be completed by the end of October 2017.

The work is part of a wider multi-million pound redevelopment of the entire estate at Aston University.

Simon Blackburn, Managing Director of Clegg Construction, said: “Higher education is a key sector for the company and we have a track record of delivering successful projects for universities. “To be appointed to the project by Aston University demonstrates the excellent reputation we have developed and to get repeat business from such a client is also a huge endorsement of our work. The building is in the heart of the campus, so we are working with the University to minimise disruption.”

Aston University’s Director of Estate’s, Ian Oldacre, commented: “Clegg Construction has shown a flexible approach that enables success in delivering schemes in sensitive and live buildings. This is a factor why Aston University has enjoyed successful projects with them.”

Clegg Construction has completed a range of projects for higher education clients over a number of years.

The contractor is familiar with the campus after completing a £5.2m remodelling of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s chemical engineering and applied chemistry facilities, also in the Main Building, in 2013.

Clegg Construction has completed schemes for the University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham and is due to handover the University of Wolverhampton’s £10.5m Science, Technology and Prototyping Centre shortly.