Bouygues wins trio of Midlands jobs

Louise Dransfield

The latest wins follow the French-owned contractor’s appointment to build a new tower in Salford

Bouygues UK has picked up a trio of projects through Birmingham City council’s Constructing West Midlands framework.

The projects include a £10m public square in front of the city’s Mecanoo-designed library.

The Graeme Massie Architects-desinged Centenary Square project includes a water feature, 43 lighting columns each standing 25 metres tall and a new destination for the Midland Metro.

The contractor is also working on a £5.5m contract to refurbish the University of Birmingham’s current facilities at 52 Pritchatts Road to provide teaching space for the Psychology and Brain Dependency unit.

Elsewhere Birmingham City council has engaged Bouygues UK to replace the structural cladding on the Elms Farm Primary School in the Sheldon area of Birmingham.

The latest contract wins in Birmingham follow Bouygues UK being appointed to build a £35m 19-storey residential tower in Salford’s MediaCity earlier this month.

Last month Building revealed that the French-owned contractor was to be replaced on the £1bn third phase at the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station with contractor Carillion tipped to replace Bouygues UK.

Bouygues UK’s chief operating officer Craig Tatton said: “Birmingham is currently undergoing significant regeneration and we are pleased to continue to be part of the major improvements going on across the city by delivering the public realm redevelopment at Centenary Square.”

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