Miller Construction secures leading universities ‘Learning and Living’ projects valued in excess of £57million

Miller Construction has secured a number of projects to deliver outstanding learning facilities and living environments for five of the UK’s leading universities, with a combined construction value in excess of £57million.

These latest projects provide further evidence of Miller Construction’s growing reputation as the property solutions partner of choice for universities looking to invest in the overall quality of their estates as they compete to attract students.

Miller Construction will deliver a mixture of design & build, remodelling and refurbishment packages on the campuses across the country, including:

Bath Spa University: design and construction of 561 residential accommodation units and a new energy centre. BREEAM ‘Excellent’ is being targeted on this project which is due for completion in the summer of 2014.

Manchester Metropolitan University: delivery of a new 4,000sqm Students’ Union building including offices, club/meeting rooms, social spaces, shop, café/bar facility and recreation studio. BREEAM ‘Very Good’ is being targeted on this project which is due for completion in the summer of 2014.

The University of Edinburgh: delivery of the second component of phase 2 of the National Avian Research Facility at the University’s Easter Bush campus. Completion is due by the end of 2014.

University of Leeds: a remodelling and relocation project for the School of Geography, in addition to an extensive programme of refurbishment and infrastructure upgrades of the Clothworkers South and Central Buildings. Completion is scheduled for the autumn of 2014.

The University of Sheffield: refurbishment of the St George’s Campus buildings, including environmental and sustainability improvements with the aim of achieving BREEAM ‘Very Good’. Completion is due in early 2014.

Chris Webster, Chief Executive, Miller Construction, said:

“We have built an unrivalled reputation in the education market by delivering world-class facilities to meet modern education needs. These latest contracts provide further evidence of our understanding of this sector and our expertise in providing bespoke solutions for universities looking to invest in their estates.

“Our approach is to focus on programmes of work with a select number of universities that recognise that the quality of the learning facilities and living environments provided are increasingly important elements in determining student choice.”