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Willmott Dixon breaks ground on £21m Chippenham college job

15 Jul 14 Willmott Dixon has officially started site work on its Chippenham campus project for Wiltshire College.

Local dignitaries pose for a ground-breaking photo call. Willmott Dixon operations director Richard Jones is on the right.
Local dignitaries pose for a ground-breaking photo call. Willmott Dixon operations director Richard Jones is on the right.

The new 9,100m2 college building is scheduled to be completed in autumn 2015.

More than 5000m3 (10,000 tonnes) of concrete will be poured for the foundations, covering 500km (450 tonnes) of rebar. Then 200,000 bricks will be laid on top.

The client project team includes Buro Happold as building services consultant, structural engineer Hydrock and Gleeds as cost consultant.

Funded principally by an award from the Skills Funding Agency, the £21m project forms part of the local economic partnership (LEP) initiative and Chippenham Vision Master Plan.

Willmott Dixon's main construction contract is worth £15.3m.

The Chippenham campus – one of four operated by Wiltshire College – will offer vocational courses including construction and engineering.

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