Vinci Wins £35m Bristol Life Science Building

Friday, 13th January 2012
  Another win for Vinci Construction UK as they are chosen by the University of Bristol to build a £35m city centre building project for the life sciences department.  The impressive building will include research laboratories at one end with a central atrium separating teaching and administrative offices.   Vinci will now develop detailed design with architect Sheppard Robson to allow the construction of a 13,500 sq m building at the Old Children’s Hospital Site, St Michael’s Hill.   Birse is in the last throes of site demolition and preparation under a separate contract before handing over to Vinci. A project source said: “This is going to be a challenging job because it’s on quite a steeply sloping site which will make movement around the job more difficult.”   “Hopefully, Vinci will be able to start on site next month.”   The Bristol project forms part of a more ambitious £80m plan to build a large university campus at the site, which will include a new mathematics faculty building.