Clegg Construction to help redevelop university buildings

Published:  04 September, 2013

Clegg Construction has started work on a £3.8m project to redevelop two existing buildings for the new Science & Innovation Park at the University of Lincoln.

The construction firm is redeveloping Becor House, now renamed as Joseph Banks Laboratories in honour of Sir Joseph Banks, and Minster House to accommodate the School of Life Sciences and the School of Pharmacy. The project is due to be completed in December 2013.

Simon Blackburn, managing director at Clegg Construction, said: “The project involves the refurbishment and extension of Becor House, together with the refurbishment of Minster House, and includes both structural alterations to create new entrances and improve the interiors of the existing buildings.

“The design provides over 6,000sq m of teaching, research and learning space and brings them together into a single connecting learning environment. Formal and informal spaces throughout the facilities will be shared by undergraduates, postgraduates and staff members.”

In addition, a new social learning hub will be constructed at the rear of the building and a new entrance lobby will be built on the north elevation. The new entrance will be connected to the teaching spaces, laboratories, offices and new learning spaces provided on each level.

Clegg Construction has worked on many similar projects at other universities, such as Warwick University, Aston University, Nottingham University and Birmingham University, where it has most recently won a contract to build a bio medical building.

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