Galliford Try wins orders worth ₤65m to construct two buildings in UK

WCN Editorial Team 17 Mar 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Galliford Try, a UK-based construction company, has secured two contracts worth ₤65m and a major framework place for the education sector in the UK.

Galliford Try’s Building business has secured a ₤38m contract from Northumberland County Council to build a new education campus in Hexham for the Hadrian Learning Trust.

The project will co-locate Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School on the existing high school site and will include the construction of new sports facilities, open to the community.

The second contract was signed with University of Birmingham, which aims to build The University of Birmingham: The Exchange at 3 Centenary Square in the heart of West Midlands.

Worth ₤27m, the contract will include the transformation of the former Municipal Bank building into spaces for research and public engagement, along with collaborative workspaces and an incubator for graduate and student start-up businesses.

Furthermore, Galliford Try has also secured a place on the University of Birmingham's Main Contractor Construction Framework in the £2.5m to £10m and £10m+ lots. The framework is set to be in place for the next 10 years and with the two value bands, it is estimated to have a pipeline value of more than ₤700m during the period.

Galliford Try CEO Bill Hocking said: “We continue to make good progress in our key sectors and these excellent contract wins in the higher education and schools sectors are further demonstration of the quality of our offering.”

Earlier this month, Galliford Try announced that its Scottish business Morrison Construction was selected by Scottish Prison Service to build a new women’s national facility to replace Scotland’s only female prison at Cornton Vale in Stirling.

Estimated to cost ₤54m, the contract will include the redevelopment of the existing facility in a phased manner including demolition and new build.

The first phase will include two residential blocks and a separate assessment centre. Additionally, a new central hub with vocational and educational facilities, medical centre and laundry will be built along with a family and visitor area and administrative building.

The second phase will include a retreat and multi-faith area and an animal welfare and grounds maintenance building.

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Image: Galliford's workforce working on a site. (Credit: Galliford Try Holdings plc.)

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