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Willmott Dixon wins £14m Scarborough campus

15 Oct 15 Coventry University has selected Willmott Dixon to build its new £14m campus for the recently opened satellite operation in Scarborough.

Artist's impression of the Coventry University Scarborough Campus
Artist's impression of the Coventry University Scarborough Campus

The Coventry University Scarborough Campus opened in September 2015 and will relocate to a new home at Weaponess Valley in September 2016.  Willmott Dixon was appointed to build this under Scape Group’s national major works framework.

The purpose-built campus will include a library, IT suites, café, mock law court, engineering and science labs, and a careers team.

Willmott Dixon has been on a good run in the higher education sector, building similar facilities for universities that include Warwick, Kent, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Birmingham City, West London and Brighton with a combined value of more than £250m.

Coventry University Scarborough Campus will be a key part of a £45m sports and education facility on the town’s old Weaponness park & ride site.

Coventry University vice-chancellor John Latham said: “This is a massively important project for Coventry University, Scarborough and the regional economy. It will bring transformational economic and social impact by enhancing the education, skills and career prospects of local people.”

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