The University of Wolverhampton has bought the old Springfield Brewery site in the centre of Wolverhampton to develop it in to a specialisation hub for construction and the built environment.
This is expected to act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the local area, starting with the opening of the West Midlands Construction UTC in November 2016, followed by the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills in June 2017.
The university will soon be going out to tender to seek a design and build contractor to partner with the university to deliver the move its own School of Architecture & Built Environment (SOABE) to the site in 2019. The SOABE development will have a gross internal area of 8 250 m2 and comprises of both refurbishment of the existing building and a new build element.
The construction value for the SOABE project will be approximately £20m. Scheduled date for contract award is February 2017, with construction completing two years later, in time for a summer 2019 opening.
The market engagement event for contractors to find out more about the project is one Wednesday 29th June 8.30am to 10:30am at the University of Wolverhampton. To register, click here.