Boole facility underlines know-how in creating science and technology facilities

Willmott Dixon is extending its track-record as a UK leader for delivering facilities for the science sector with a £6.5 million contract to build the Boole Technology Centre.

It follows similar projects by the company to support the country’s burgeoning expertise and growth in science that includes creating a home for the Met Office’s new supercomputer, building the National Space Technology Centre in Oxford and expanding the BioCity complex in Nottingham with an adjacent £30m life science building.

The Boole facility is part of the Lincoln Science & Innovation Park, a joint venture between the University of Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Co-op, and has been procured through the Scape Major Works framework.

The project, part funded by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnerships’ Local Growth Deal, is part of a suite of major infrastructure projects revitalising the Lincolnshire economy. It comprises demolition of existing warehouse units and construction of a new two-storey steel framed building to include new office space and laboratories, along with refurbishment of the existing sub-station building.

The Boole Technology Centre will help support the Science Park’s strategy of building a community of technology businesses, investors and researchers in the area by housing more pioneering businesses and creating new jobs.

A leading provider of world class science and technology facilities, Willmott Dixon has an impressive track record in the sector and continues to excel in delivering the technical and often unique requirements of projects in this sector.

Peter Owen, managing director of Willmott Dixon construction Birmingham said:

“We are very pleased to be working on the Boole Technology Centre, the science and technology industry is a very important sector for us, helping to provide facilities for ground-braking research and businesses to flourish.”