New Science Facility for University of Wolverhampton

12 September 2017

Clegg Construction has completed a new multi-million pound development for the University of Wolverhampton which will provide high specification laboratory and workshop space for science and engineering businesses.

The £10.1m Science, Technology and Prototyping Centre is situated at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park in Glaisher Drive.

Work started in February 2016 on the three storey development, which has 4,000 square metres of space and features high quality offices, labs and workshops, as well as a cafe and space for parking.

The reinforced concrete building's main elevation features a fully glazed atrium. Each floor offers flexible space, including future expansion offices for science-based businesses.

The building also employs low carbon technology, adopting photovoltaic panels along with exposed concrete structures to reduce energy demand in heating and cooling the building.

As part of the contract, we also provided work experience for University of Wolverhampton students from the School of Architecture and the Built Environment.

The three students worked as part of the site management team over a number of months gaining practical experience in all aspects of Project Management including design development and commercial activities.

Nigel Babb, University of Wolverhamton Science Park Commercial Director said:

"It has been really exciting to see the building finished. The new centre will offer unrivalled specialist space to scientific-based businesses wanting to develop and enhance their research and development activities.

We think it will attract science and technology-based companies right to the heart of Wolverhampton where they can grow and develop new products and processes.

Clegg Construction has done a fantastic job in delivering it."