Aston University Main Building
Clegg Construction has recently completed work on a major redevelopment and refurbishment project for Aston University.
Nottingham-based Clegg Construction was awarded a £4.5m contract for the work in the Main Building at Aston University in Birmingham city centre.
It involved the remodelling of existing under-utilised space and transforming it into new laboratories for the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, for its ongoing research into fibre optic communication.
Clegg Construction carried out a range of work including internal demolition, stripping out of existing services and the creation of new rooms and lab spaces, including a clean room. Laser safety systems, a smart lighting system, air conditioning and ventilation systems were also installed.
The works were part of a wider multi-million-pound redevelopment of the entire estate at Aston University.
Simon Blackburn, managing director of Clegg Construction, said: “We have vast experience of working with universities and we are delighted with the finished results on this project.
“It was challenging as we were working within a live environment and had to schedule works to minimise disruption to both students and the conferencing facility, which we were working directly underneath.
“We’re proud of the excellent track record we have in this sector. This is the second time we have been contracted by Aston University so we’re delighted that once again we have been able to deliver another successful project for a high-profile client.”
Ian Oldacre, Aston University’s Director of Estates, said: “The scheme to remodel part of one floor of our Main Building has greatly improved facilities for our School of Engineering & Applied Science.
“It was a challenging brief because we needed to incorporate a high density of services, delivered in difficult logistics.
“That Clegg Construction was able to successfully maintain a quality finish
This is the second project Clegg Construction has completed for a West Midlands university this year.
The new £10.1m Science Centre for the University of Wolverhampton was completed in October.
With its main headquarters in Nottingham and offices in Leeds and