Student Accommodation Scheme to Create New Jobs
A multimillion accommodation scheme at the University of Stirling has been granted to a large construction firm which will see will the creation of 788 contemporary bedrooms and bring new jobs during its three year redevelopment period.
The £11 million contract will enable Stirling to compete with universities and colleges around the world whist creating employment opportunities for people in the trades and directly benefiting the local economy.
Building construction work, which is due to start this year, will improve current student accommodation with newly-designed study bedrooms, spacious kitchens with dining space, and increased social spaces.
Director of Estates & Campus Services, Karen Plouviez, described the scheduled redevelopment as the largest capital project the University has undertaken since it was created in the late 1960s.
Ms Plouviez said “We are looking forward to working in partnership with GRAHAM Construction to deliver this transformational project and to sensitively enhancing what is already an exceptional landscape and architectural setting.”
Regional Director for Graham Construction said: “Graham has a policy of being a responsible neighbour to the communities we operate in and we will be seeking to build relationships with the local construction industry and its supply chain.”
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Posted on August 1, 2012, in Building Construction Industry, Building Engineering Sector, Business, Climate Change, Construction, construction jobs, construction news, Education, Electrical News, electrician, electrician jobs, Employment, Energy Efficiency, Government, Infrastructure, plumbing, plumbing jobs, Politics, Renewable Energy, Scotland, t4ts, train4tradeskills, Train4TradeSkills News, UK Economy and tagged building construction industry, building work, construction, development, Employment, energy efficiency, Facebook, Graham Construction, Local purchasing, multimillion building contract, new student bed spaces, renovation, Scotland, Stirling, Student accommodation, Student Accommodation Scheme, Supply chain, Sustainability, t4ts news, trade professionals, train 4 trade skills news, Tran4TradeSkills, Twitter, UK, Universities. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.