Nottingham Science Park

Willmott Dixon wins £8m contract to expand Nottingham Science Park

Willmott Dixon has secured an £8m contract from Nottingham City Council to expand Nottingham Science Park.

The independent construction and property services company will build a second facility at the park to create 22,700 sq ft of Grade-A office space.

This will be for companies looking for research and development facilities near like-minded organisations.

The building has been designed by CPMG Architects, while funding has been supported by the D2N2 local enterprise partnership (LEP).

Willmott Dixon will work together with Perfect Circle — a consortium comprising Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM — to deliver the facility by early 2020.

The project was procured via Major Works England and Northern Ireland, part of the Scape National Construction framework.

Stuart Kerr, operations director for the East Midlands at Willmott Dixon, said: “This is a hugely important scheme for Nottingham and Nottingham City Council. 

“Nottingham Science Park 2 will make such a difference to the local economy by creating 200 highly skilled new jobs upon completion, however, as with all of our projects, we want to support the local community by creating employment opportunities throughout the construction period, too.”

Cllr Jon Collins, leader at Nottingham City Council, added: “The expansion of the Science Park is important to Nottingham. 

“As a science city, we recognise the way scientific research and manufacture can create jobs, stimulate growth and create great local companies the city can be proud of.

“We want to create many more opportunities for discoveries, cutting-edge technology or new breakthroughs, and investing in a new hi-tech building is a crucial step in that. 

“Being close to both the University of Nottingham and the Boots Enterprise Zone only enhances the opportunities the Science Park can foster. 

“By investing in an innovative sector of the city and national industry, we can all benefit from this in the future as firms expand and invest more into themselves [and] Nottingham.”

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