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Another Beds Uni contract for Kier

15 Oct 13 The University of Bedfordshire has awarded Kier Construction a £9m contract to build a new teaching block on its Bedford campus.

Artist's impression of the new building
Artist's impression of the new building

Work at the Polhill Avenue site starts this month, with the 3,680m² new building scheduled to open in January 2015.

Kier appears to be the university’s preferred construction firm, having recently built a £20m five-storey building at its Luton campus and the £34m Campus Centre on the same site before that.

Vice chancellor Bill Rammell said: “I’m delighted that we have appointed local firm Kier to build our new teaching facility. It will be a major boost for the Bedford campus, marking the start of our ambitious plans to redevelop existing campus accommodation and re-landscape the site over the next five years.”

Graham Howe, Kier Construction managing director for the eastern region, added: “We are thrilled to be awarded this further project for the University following on from our construction of both the Campus Centre, and the Postgraduate & Continuing Professional Development Centre at the University’s Luton Campus.”

The new building at Bedford will provide teaching and lecturing rooms, informal learning spaces and a new student services centre.

This latest development is part of the University’s plans to invest some £25m at the Bedford campus over the next five years.

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