Faithful+Gould awarded contract to project manage delivery of University of Salford’s new engineering building

Hannah Hardman
Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed to manage the £45 million development of University of Salford’s new engineering building.

The project will involve the creation of innovative areas of excellence based on a student centred approach to teaching and learning. The exciting new development focusses on providing a collaborative and productive environment for students, colleagues and industry partners. SNC-Lavalin acquired Faithful+Gould, as part of WS Atkins plc, on July 3, 2017.

The building is the first project to be delivered as part of the University and Salford City Council’s joint £800 million masterplan, which was unveiled by the University and 5 Plus Architects at MIPIM in March.

“The new masterplan will set the benchmark for future development and this project will act as a best practice model for collaboration, social value and early contractor involvement, both for future developments at Salford and other projects in the wider higher education sector.” says Dan Cadman, Regional Director of SNC-Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business.

Faithful+Gould will act as NEC project managers and cost advisors after being appointed via the Pagabo Professional Services in Construction and Premises public sector framework.

Facing onto the heart of the Peel Park Campus, the building will strengthen alliances with industry partners, as well as providing state of the art collaborative facilities for University of Salford students.

Professor Helen Marshall, Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford, said: “Our exciting masterplan development will enable us to carry out the industry-led teaching and research that is key to our strategic aims of preparing our graduates for the modern world of work and delivering economic growth for Salford, Greater Manchester and beyond.”

The Design and Build project, let under an NEC Option C, will have a fully contractor led design team beginning at RIBA Stage 1. Faithful+Gould will act as NEC project managers and cost advisors after being appointed via the Pagabo Professional Services in Construction and Premises public sector framework, an OJEU-compliant framework.

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