Kier secures laboratory building contract in Newcastle

WCN Editorial Team 10 May 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based Kier Group has been chosen to deliver a new laboratory building in Newcastle, UK.

The £20M project will include the design and construction of a new 7,153 sq m laboratory facility for Newcastle City Council.

Upon completion, the building will provide laboratory space, offering high quality, incubation space to meet the needs of businesses in the life science and healthcare sector.

The project is part of the wider Newcastle Science Central development in the city, a new urban quarter that will provide 46,452 sq m of office space.

Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction Scotland and north east, said: “We’re looking forward to delivering this new bespoke laboratory facility, building on our expertise in the biotech sector.

“Kier has extensive experience delivering research facilities and we’re proud to be providing the latest addition to Science Central development as it continues to expand.”

The project is scheduled to be complete in late 2018.

The laboratory is being financed by Newcastle City Council, North East LEP as part of the North East Growth Deal (Local Growth Fund) from government, as well as European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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