18 April 2018
Clegg Construction has started work on a new purpose-built Students' Union building at a West Midlands university.
We have been chosen as the principal contractor for the £6.5million contract at Aston University in Birmingham on behalf of Aston Students' Union.
The modern new build is located at the heart of the university campus and will replace the current 1960s Students' Union building.
Designed by Robothams Architects, the two storey steel framed building will have striking full height glazing.
Inside it will feature a range of facilities including a café, bar and restaurant, shop, social spaces, prayer room and washing facilities, games area, media room, multi-exhibition and rehearsal space and office space for the union’s student officer team and services.
Sustainability is a key factor of the new building which will include district heating, use of sustainable timbers, photovoltaic panels and a strict recycling policy - the building will also achieve an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate.
Work has started on site and it is due for completion in February 2019, with the facility due to open in Spring 2019.