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Patel Taylor’s Essex university student centre starts on site

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[First look + plans + project data] Patel Taylor’s £16.5 million student centre for the University of Essex in Colchester has started on site

The 6,200m² project includes academic facilities and an extension to the university’s albert Sloman library.  

The project is planned to complete in autumn 2014.


Project data:

Client: University of Essex
Funding: University Funding
Tender date: (submitted – mid-December, returned February)
Start on site date: April 2013
Contract duration: Completion October 2014
Gross internal floor area:
Form of contract and/or procurement: Design and Build
Total cost: £16.5 million
M&e consultant: M&E engineer - Mott Macdonald / Fulcrum
Quantity surveyor: Potter Raper Partnership
Planning supervisor: N/A
Lighting consultant: N/A
Main contractor: KIER
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: N/A
Annual co2 emissions: 27.66








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