Iconic buildings, ultra-modern facilities and beautiful surroundings are no longer the preserve of a few establishments; universities are investing in space to aid collaboration with cutting-edge academic facilities, high-tech labs and well-equipped sports facilities. Today’s university environs are unrecognisable compared to a generation ago, and it is companies like Willmott Dixon who are being charged with delivering this profound change.
Richard James, Willmott Dixon’s sector specialist for universities, said, “Tuition fees have transformed the university-student relationship to one of service provider and customer, with buildings and the university estate playing a pivotal role in delivering that transformation. Universities are responding to the challenge and the quality of what’s being built is the best in the world. The UK really does have the highest concentration of top-class higher education provision.”