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Willmott Dixon to build Kent medical school

30 May Willmott Dixon has won a £10m contract to build a new medical school in Canterbury.

The building has been designed by Hazel McCormack Young
The building has been designed by Hazel McCormack Young

Construction of Kent & Medway Medical School (KMMS) will be Willmott Dixon’s third project for the University of Kent following delivery of a new home for the School of Economics earlier this year and the Sibson Building in 2016.

The new £10m contract takes the value of the contractor’s work with the university to more than £40m.

KMMS will be housed in a three-storey building designed by architect Hazel McCormack Young. It will have with a lecture theatre, seminar spaces and a general practice simulation suite. 

The new medical school is a joint venture between University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. It is expected to open in 2020.

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The construction contract was procured via the Scape Major Works England and Northern Ireland framework.

Willmott Dixon regional managing director Roger Forsdyke said: “We’ll be bringing our experience from the previous two projects to ensure we create another centrepiece that will provide an excellent learning environment for many generations to come.”

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