Skanska delighted at landing Thurrock campus contract
Date posted: 10-10-2012
SKANSKA has won the £33m contract to design and build the 2,500-place Thurrock Campus in Grays, Essex.
Construction will begin immediately, with the campus set to be ready for 2014. The 15,000 sq m campus will include a three-story and a four-storey building.
The firm worked with Persimmon Homes, South Essex College and Thurrock Council to agree financial, land sale and construction terms.
Incorporating rainwater harvesting, air source heat pumps and roof-level solar installations, Skanska is aiming for a BREEAM excellent rating.
The Skanska team will also use in-house resources to deliver structural and civil engineering design, alongside Skanska BIM protocols.
Supporting the bid were DWD Town Planning Consultants, Turner & Townsend Commercials, KSS Architects and Arups.
Subjects taught in the new facility will include catering, hair and beauty, construction and engineering, ICT, media and performing arts.