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Kier wins £18m Kent Uni library refurb

Source: Construction News

Kier has been awarded the £18m contract to extend and refurbish Kent University's library in Canterbury. The project will involve a 5,200 sq m, five-storey extension to the Templeman Library, which first opened in 1965. Within the extension there will be reading areas, an exhibition space, a 250-seat lecture theatre and a climate-controlled basement. Kier will also refurbish internal areas of the original building to create a bright environment with views of Canterbury. Main works are planned for completion by the end of 2015.

Company: 913415

Shepherd lands £16m Leeds library deal

Source: Construction News

Shepherd Construction has won a £16m contract to build a new library for the University of Leeds. The new library will provide 1,000 reader seats, flexible training rooms, community classrooms and a café. It will also deliver an IT-rich space for students and flexible space for 6,800 metres of book stock.The new library is due for completion at the beginning of 2015 and is the first city-fronting building that the university has commissioned for over 30 years.

Company: 77106

Amey bags delayed £200m Area 6 highways deal

Source: Construction Enquirer

The Highways Agency has finally let the delayed Area 6 asset support contract to Amey. The contract valued at between £30m and £40m per year will involve maintaining and improving 609 miles of motorways and major ‘A’ roads in parts of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. Amey will start work from 1 April rather than September 2013 as had originally been planned before the decision to move to negotiated procedure following initial tender returns.

Company: 20884462

John Sisk to build Igloo scheme in North London

Source: Construction Enquirer

Urban regeneration specialist Igloo has secured planning permission to build a new £10m mixed use scheme on the Caledonian Road in north London. John Sisk is believed to be lined-up as main contractor on the job which will contain 25 low energy homes and 4,500 sq ft of office and retail/studio space. Construction work is due to start shortly, and the site is due to complete in September 2014.

Company: 129477

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