Northern Irish architectural practice Hamilton Architects has been awarded a contract for the design of a £42M project which will help transform the City Campus of Canterbury Christ Church University.
Hamilton will carry out the design and enabling works for an 18,000 square metre state-of-the-art Science, Engineering, Technology and Health teaching facility; one of three new buildings planned for the old Prison Quarter site.
While building work on the STEM facility – provisionally known as Building 2 – is currently on-site with a delivery date of 2020; the overall redevelopment of the university estate will take up to 15 years to complete at a cost of over £150M.
“Hamilton Architects are delighted to have won the contract to deliver this prestigious project against stiff national competition,” said Mark Haslett, Partner and Project Lead. “It is one of 18 education projects, valued at over £150m, which are currently on our books.
“We are very happy with how the project is progressing following the significant development of a design we inherited which has appreciably increased the amount of usable teaching space.
“With all approvals now in place our team is on site one to two days a week and we have forged a partnership with architecture practice Hazle McCormack Young to act as our representatives in Canterbury.”
Hamilton also has offices in London, where the practice has been appointed to five design frameworks – for the Metropolitan Police, Metropolitan Housing, North River Alliance, Orbit Housing and the Central and North West London NHS Trust.
“We are very pleased at how well the expansion of the practice into London and the south-east is going,” Mark added. “We are nearing completion of a social housing project for Ealing Council and are currently carrying out a refurbishment of six police stations for the Metropolitan police.”
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