Interserve has started work on a new £13m Business School at the University of Wolverhampton which will provide additional teaching and social learning space. The firm beat off competition from the likes of Kier, Thomas Vale and Vinci to secure the new build scheme which is scheduled to open its doors to students in September 2015.
The plans are part of a £45m investment by the university to develop its City Molineux and Wulfruna Campuses in Wolverhampton city centre. The scheme includes the build of an IT suite, learning and social spaces, a café and consulting rooms.
The Business School has been designed by Sheppard Robson - an award-winning architectural practice based in Manchester - whose previous projects boast numerous universities, schools and colleges including the Sammy Ofer Centre at London Business School and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde.
The scheme is being project managed by Gardiner & Theobald with engineering services provided by Arup.
University of Wolverhampton’s Vice Chancellor, Geoff Layer, said: “The new building is going to be state-of-the-art and will provide our students with a really wonderful learning experience. It will have areas to develop our research capacity and executive education, where we work with businesses to improve competitiveness and facilitate economic growth.”