Clegg Construction starts work on new building at De Montfort University

Clegg Construction has started work on a major extension at De Montfort University in Leicester.

A four-storey extension, designed by CPMG Architects, is being constructed which will add 2,048 square metres of space to the Hugh Aston Building and is due to be completed in summer 2020.

The building is home to DMU’s faculty of business and law, which comprises of the Leicester Castle Business School and the Leicester De Montfort Law School.

Simon Blackburn, Managing Director of Clegg Construction, said: “Higher education is a key sector for Clegg Construction and we are delighted to be appointed by De Montfort University as the main contractor on this major extension to the Hugh Aston Building. The building is in the heart of the campus, so we are working with the University to minimise disruption.”

Hugh Avison, director at CPMG Architects, said: “We’re delighted to be working with De Montfort University again on their latest development, having designed the Vijay Patel Building for them a few years ago. It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase our expertise in educational buildings, and to create something special from a highly constrained site.

“The extension will allow the university to develop its Business and Law School, as well as creating an inspiring working environment for the students to benefit from.”

Clegg Construction has completed a range of projects for higher education clients over a number of years.

The company recently completed a new Students’ Union building at Aston University in Birmingham, as part of a £6.1m design and build contract. This followed a £5.2m remodelling of Aston University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science’s chemical engineering and applied chemistry facilities in 2013.

Clegg Construction has also completed schemes for the University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Wolverhampton’s £10.5m Science, Technology and Prototyping Centre.