Clegg Construction has completed the development which will provide a high specification laboratory and workshop space for science and engineering businesses.
The eight-figure Science Centre is situated at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park in Glaisher Drive.
Construction work began 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 café 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, Clegg Construction 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.
Simon Blackburn, managing director of Clegg Construction, said: “It is fantastic to see the building finished and handed over to the client ready for occupation by businesses.
“It was a great development to work on and occupies a prominent position close to Wolverhampton city centre and is very much part of the wider regeneration of the city.
Nigel Babb, University of Wolverhampton 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
“Clegg Construction has done a fantastic job in delivering it.”
The centre has been handed over to the University for final fit out and is due to be ready to accept its first new tenant in the autumn.
Clegg Construction has completed a range of projects for higher education clients over
The contractor is currently working on a £4.5m contract to overhaul part of the Main Building at Aston University in Birmingham to create new labs for its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which will utilise the space for research into fibre optic communication.
Clegg Construction has also completed schemes for the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham.
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