Well-established fit-out and refurbishment specialist Wilmott Dixon Interiors has been appointed to deliver the £2.2 million conversion and refurbishment of a sports centre at the Univerity of Warwick.
The Birmingham-based contractor will transform the Ruseel Group’s university’s 42,500 sq ft former sports building into a purpose-built facility for student exams.
In addition to the buildings new purpose, it will also provide accommodation for the Warwick Innovation Group, a post-graduate hub and additional timetabled teaching space.
Commenting on the partnership, Phil Crowther, director at Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “Willmott Dixon has forged a strong and collaborative partnership with the University of Warwick during several years. As the interiors arm of the business, we are extremely proud to further that relationship by being part of the university’s framework agreement. We are very much looking forward to delivering this new project, our first as part of that framework.
“Our expanding Birmingham office has enjoyed a successful year, with appointments to deliver a series of high-profile fit-out and refurbishment projects across the city and the wider West Midlands. With the best people in place to manage a significant pipeline of new business, we are anticipating a strong start to 2020.”
The project is the first to be delivered by Willmott Dixon Interiors as part of the university’s new five-year Building Refurbishment Framework; the project is expected to be completed by March 2020.
In addition to their sports centre refurbishment project with the University of Warwick, Willmott Dixon was recently chosen by the university to build the £54.2m Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building – the largest scheme at the university- after previously delivering the award-winning Oculus Building in 2016 and more recently the Sports and Wellness Hub earlier this year for the University of Warwick.