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Willmott Dixon wins Coventry Uni's London campus fit-out

6 Feb 17 Willmott Dixon has won a contract to fit out Coventry University’s new campus in London.

Dagenham Civic Centre
Dagenham Civic Centre

Willmott Dixon Interiors has been handed a £4.5m contract to create the university’s CU London campus at the Grade II listed Civic Centre in Dagenham.

This is the contractor’s second project for Coventry University, following the completion last year of its new-build Scarborough campus.

Coventry University is expanding again with its CU London campus and has appointed Willmott Dixon Interiors through Scape Group’s Major Works framework.

The idea is that CU London will offer lower fees and more flexible learning options to make higher education more accessible to students.

The university worked with Barking & Dagenham Council to develop plans for the campus, which will open in September 2017.

Willmott Dixon Interiors has been busy in the education sector, with recently completed projects for Imperial College, University of Brighton, Elstree University Technical College, London Metropolitan University and The London School of Economics.

It is also the latest in a host of projects which has seen Willmott Dixon refurbish public buildings, including Alexandra Palace’s East Wing and Darlington Civic Centre. It has also only recently completed the fit-out of the Grade II listed Design Museum.

Chief operating officer Mike Hart said: “We are really pleased to be working with Coventry University to create a modern and inspiring learning space in London.  Coventry University’s model is a very imaginative one which enables more people to have access to higher education.”

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