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Contractor Selected for University of Derby’s Business School Project

A contractor has been appointed for the construction of the University of Derby’s Business School. The contractor for the £35M project, Kier, was appointed by the University of Derby. Northfields Construction on the other hand has also been appointed as the groundworks and concrete frame contractor.

Span 100,000 sq ft, the development will be carried out in the centre of the city of Derby, England. Upon completion, the facility will feature a 233-seat auditorium, a stock market financial trading room, and an extended reality suite.

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The state-of-the-art facility is expected to accommodate over 6,000 students by 2030. It will also foster collaboration between local businesses and the broader community.

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Andrew Bevan, Interim Director of Estates at the University of Derby, expressed his satisfaction with the partnership with Kier. He stated that the development of the University of Derby’s business school will catalyze the regeneration of the city hub site. Furthermore, he emphasised the University’s vision to expand its reputation and influence nationally and internationally.

Dan Doherty, Regional Director for Kier Construction North & Scotland, on the other hand, highlighted the collaborative approach that Kier will adopt. He said that the firm will be working closely with the University, local businesses, and supply chain partners.

The project is expected to generate new job opportunities, apprenticeships, work experience placements, and graduate opportunities. Furthermore, around 85% of the project’s expenditures will benefit suppliers within a 40-mile radius of the development.

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Kenneth Mwenda
Kenneth Mwenda
Kenneth Mwenda is a business and sports writer. He joined ConstructionReview in February 2019, where he contributes to writing construction news and projects. Kenneth graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance) from The Cooperative University of Kenya. He has over three years of experience in content writing.


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