The University of Wolverhampton has appointed building contractor, M3, to start work on the redevelopment of its £4 million City Centre Campus project– part of its £250 million ‘Our Vision, Your Opportunity’ investment plan to boost economic growth in the region.
Plans were recently approved by Wolverhampton City Council to redevelop the food court at the Millennium City Building, improve the main courtyard area and create better access to the rear of the Wulfruna Building.
Jennifer Wood, Estates and Facilities Manager at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We’re really excited that work is about to start on our redevelopment in the city centre. Catering facilities at the Millennium City Building will be extended and improved.
“Our focus through this £4 million redevelopment has been to expand and improve on the existing social and catering facilities available to students, staff and visitors. The courtyard area will also be landscaped and transformed to make it a more attractive environment for everyone who uses the campus.”
James Oliver, Managing Director at M3, said: “We have worked over the past 10 years across a diverse range of sectors and locations. This project requires M3 to work within the live environment of the university, demanding careful planning and consideration of all staff and students, something we pride ourselves in. We were delighted to win the contract to deliver this city centre redevelopment project and we are committed, as part of the contract, to offering real work experience opportunities for apprentices and students currently studying at the University.”
The project will see catering facilities in the Millennium City Building extended and refurbished and the entrance to the building improved. Access to the Wulfruna Building will be improved further – in particular with access to the newly refurbished Chancellors’ Hall.