Willmott Dixon appointed for £20m University of Warwick hub
Willmott Dixon’s role enhancing and expanding universities continues with a scheme to create a central hub at the University of Warwick.
After completing the award winning Oculus Building at Warwick, our team have returned to add another major part of the university's estate regeneration plans.
The new University of Warwick Sports Hub will create one of the best sports facilities at a UK university. It will tie in with the University’s goal of becoming the “most physically active campus community in the UK by 2020”.
The Hub will be delivered by the same team behind the Oculus Building and will see our team again deploy their award winning experience for managing complex construction work within a live campus environment.
Replacing all current sporting facilities on campus, the Hub will feature a sports hall, a swimming pool, fitness suites, climbing and bouldering walls and flexible studio spaces, as well as squash courts, outdoor 3G sports pitches and netball courts. It will also be the official training ground of Coventry’s Wasps Netball super-league team.
Externally there will be sports pitches, netball courts, car parking & hard & soft landscaping.
When complete in 2019, the Hub will:
The University’s wider strategy is to encourage a healthy university life and to bring world-class facilities to the international campus. Once complete, it will be available to all students, staff and the general public.
The project is a short distance from our Coleshill office and the local team will ensure the regional economy benefits from the construction work.
One we made earlier at Warwick - the Oculus Building
Peter Owen, managing director of
Willmott Dixon in the Midlands,
“This is a fantastic project to be part of, creating cutting edge sporting facilities for the community at Warwick University. Our teams have an excellent track record of producing leading leisure facilities and we are delighted to be working again with Warwick University as their partner to unlock future growth.”
The investment underlines Warwick's vision to be a world-leading that attracts the best staff and students from around the world to join its community. That's all underpinned by having a world-class campus.
Willmott Dixon is the most prolific cpnstructors of university campusus. Earlier in 2017 we were appointed to build the
first undergraduate School of
Medicine in Essex for Anglia Ruskin at its Chelmsford campus as well as building the new Town House for Kingston University,
refurbishing the Dreadnought Building for Greenwich University and adding the
Computational Foundry at Swansea University.
Chantry House, High Street, Coleshill, Birmingham