HBG Construction awarded £25 m contract for Research Centre by University of Glasgow

16 September 2003 10:57 - BAM Construction, Scotland

HBG Construction Ltd has been awarded a £25 million contract on behalf of the University of Glasgow to build two large research centre buildings adjacent to the Wolfson Medical School in Glasgow.

This contract brings the total number of universities in the UK at which HBG has undertaken projects in the last 12 months to 20, representing a total contract value exceeding £187 million. HBG is also extremely active in the schools and colleges education sectors, both conventionally procured and through PFI projects.

The larger Biomedical Building to be constructed at the University of Glasgow comprises five main levels and a basement. The Cardiovascular Building will have a partial basement, four main floor levels and a roof level plantroom. The buildings are to be linked at basement level three/four. The superstructures will generally comprise insitu reinforced concrete columns and flat slabs.

Commenting on this latest contract in the education sector, Brian May, Chief Executive of HBG Construction, said: ‘With our growing portfolio of PFI, facilities management, design and build, two-stage and framework contracts for schools, colleges and universities, HBG is a major provider of the UK’s educational infrastructure for students of all ages today, and for future generations.’

The architect for the project is Boswell Mitchell & Johnston and the quantity surveyor is Doig & Smith,  M&E Services – Hulley & Kirkwood and Halcrow Civil & Structural Engineering.

HBG Construction is one of the UK’s leading construction businesses, with a turnover exceeding £650 million. It operates throughout the country from regional centres in Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle. HBG Construction is part of the £5.7 billion turnover European construction company Royal BAM Group.

For further information:

Alan Smith, HBG Public Relations Department, telephone 020 8338 2635/e-mail: asmith@hbgc.co.uk or Lucie Culkin telephone 020 8338 2710 or e-mail: lculkin@hbgc.co.uk

Issued by:

HBG Construction Ltd, Public Relations Department, Merit House, Edgware Road, Colindale, London NW9 5AF. Fax 020 8338 2335.