Winners revealed for £400m health science hub

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Kier, VolkerFitzpatrick and Wates have been chosen by Public Health England to build its new £400m public health science campus and headquarters in Harlow.

Main construction work will start next year with the campus set to be fully operational by 2023.

Kier has won the £160m deal to deliver a specialist bioscience laboratory with a gross internal area of 17,000m².

The new building will comprise of specialist bioscience laboratories with associated support facilities, including its own dedicated energy centre and external works.

Wates has been appointed to refurbish the main building and work on the administration block while VolkerFitzpatrick will carry out site-wide civils work.

Nigel Brook, Kier executive director, construction and infrastructure services, said: “This £160m project is another significant award for Kier in bioscience, building on our track record as a specialist delivery partner in the sector.

“We can expect to see specialist sectors continuing to play a key role in the construction market in 2018, whether this is bioscience thanks to strong Government stimulus and funding through the new industrial strategy, to student accommodation due to a buoyant higher education market, through to sectors like industrial that have gained stimulus following the marked fall in Sterling.”

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