Please refer to our Privacy policy for important information on the use of cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to this.

Press Release

Interserve wins £21.5m Solent University contract

by Interserve Press Office | Jul 29, 2014

Interserve wins £21.5m Solent University contractInterserve, the international support services and construction group, has won a £21.5m design and build contract for a new teaching building at Southampton Solent University. 

Interserve will build a new seven storey building with an internal floor space of 9,250 square metres connected to one of the University’s existing buildings, alter a vehicular access route lying to the north east of the new building and create extra car parking space. 

The new building, designed by Scott Brownrigg, will feature an 18m x 80m main atrium, within which a pod-like structure – housing an 80 seat lecture theatre – will be suspended, with a number of bridges linking the pod to the new and existing building. 

The design of the pod is intended to reflect Southampton’s nautical heritage and the University’s forward-looking ethos. Beneath the pod, a lower atrium will lead to subterranean lecture theatres as well as lower level classrooms, kitchens, offices and a plant room. 

The new building will also feature a main conference centre, a number of smaller conference rooms and numerous classrooms (part of a total 2,000 square metres of classroom area). Various projecting balconies and glazed spaces will overlook the main atrium. 

Interserve Engineering Services is to provide all mechanical and electrical services on the scheme. 

Commenting on the project, which is scheduled for completion by the end of December 2015, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Van Gore, said: 

“This imaginative and exciting project for the University has been years in the planning and I am thrilled to see it start to take shape. It marks the University’s coming of age.” 

Justin Elliott, Associate Director of Interserve said: 

“We are a regionally based office local to the University employing twelve graduates from its built environment degree courses. Being part of the local community we see how important this project will be for it and the University.” 

The construction phase design team are Scott Brownrigg (and CDM Coordinators), Arup M&E Designers, Scott White & Hookins Structural Engineers, International Fire Consultants Ltd. and Hann Tucker Associates Acoustic Engineers.

- Ends -

About Interserve

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Our vision is to redefine the future for people and places. Everything we do is shaped by our core values.  We are a successful, growing, international business: a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenues of £3.1 billion and a workforce of over 75,000 people worldwide.

Website:www.interserve.com
For all news follow: @interservenews

Image accreditation

Image provided by Scott Brownrigg.

Share this




LATEST INSIGHT

Explore our Latest Insight for further blogs, videos and research.

Decoding the workplace experience

The smell, noise and temperature of the working environment are among the main factors that influence employees’ experiences of the workplace and can impact productivi...

A Holistic Approach To Workplace Dining

Understanding and responding to the needs of employees in the workplace is vital to helping businesses attract and retain the best talent, as well as supporting people...

Delivering excellence in customer experience

As facilities management (FM) providers, we can influence and change the way we manage different environments – identifying the workplace consumer is therefore key to ...