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Birmingham boost for Bouygues

18 Apr 17 Bouygues UK has won a trio of projects in Birmingham together worth more than £15m

Centenary Square revamp has been designed by Graeme Massie Architects
Centenary Square revamp has been designed by Graeme Massie Architects

Birmingham City Council has appointed Bouygues UK as main contractor for the £10m Centenary Square project, which will redevelop the city centre public realm in front of the new library.

The revamped square has been designed by Graeme Massie Architects and includes a water feature, 43 lighting columns (each 25 metres high) and a new stop for the Midland Metro. Work starts this month.

The French company has also been awarded a £5.5m refurbishment contract by the University of Birmingham to improve teaching facilities at 52 Pritchatts Road for the psychology and brain dependency unit.

Finally, Birmingham City Council has also engaged Bouygues to replace structural cladding on the Elms Farm Primary School in the Sheldon area of the city.

All three contracts were awarded through the Constructing West Midlands framework.

Bouygues UK chief operating officer Craig Tatton said: “Birmingham is currently undergoing significant regeneration and we are pleased to continue to be part of the major improvements going on across the city by delivering the public realm redevelopment at Centenary Square. We are also thrilled to be undertaking our first project with the University of Birmingham and continuing our work in the education sector through the refurbishments of its facilities in Edgbaston, as well as a separate project with the Elms Farm Primary School. A combination of our collaborative approach to working with clients and partners, and our team’s extensive technical expertise, has helped us to win these exciting projects and we look forward to bringing them to completion.”

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