Willmott Dixon Interiors has been appointed to deliver a £39 million refurbishment at London South Bank University’s (LSBU) London Road Building.
The project will see Willmott Dixon Interiors transform LSBU’s London Road Building into a dedicated learning zone. It is a key part of its wider redevelopment project at its campus at Elephant and Castle which aims to consolidate the University’s position as a top London Modern University.
When complete, the new learning zone will create new and different ways of engaging students and supporting their learning needs. It will provide a state of the art library and learning resource facility as well as offering improved Academy of Sport facilities.
Professor Paul Ivey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Innovation) and Chief Business Officer at LSBU said: “The Wilkinson Eyre Architects design for London South Bank University’s ‘Learning Hub’ ensures our facilities, learning spaces, and technology remain fit for the future. I am delighted to welcome Willmott Dixon Interiors as our construction partners in this important venture. All three organisations are working towards creating a campus that has the capacity and facilities needed to serve students, staff and the wider community.”
This latest award extends the substantial presence that both Willmott Dixon’s construction and fit-out businesses have in the universities sector with over £250 million of work currently being delivered or recently completed. Recent projects include the refurbishment of the grade two listed Dagenham Civic Centre to become Coventry University’s new London Campus. It was also behind the creation of a new HQ for the Design Museum at the iconic former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington and the refurbishment of Old Admiralty Building which overlooks Horse Guards Parade for HM Government. Current projects include a complex refurbishment at The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square.
In total, Willmott Dixon Interiors has delivered projects with a total floor space of 2,000,000 square foot in London over the last five years.