Cheltenham and Worcester lawyers support £29m University of Gloucestershire development

The £29m redevelopment of the Oxstalls campus at the University of Gloucestershire is benefiting from the legal expertise and experience of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ construction and education teams in Cheltenham and Worcester.

The redevelopment, which will create a new combined Business School and Growth Hub, a new sports hall, 3G sports pitches and a new accommodation block, will offer facilities to local businesses and local residents. This major enhancement of its higher education provision, sports and community facilities, will benefit students, residents and businesses. The Growth Hub, which offers business resources and support and aims to boost the development of local businesses, will benefit from being located with the Business School in the new building, making it ideally placed to help businesses access and integrate with the university’s skills development, research and innovation.

Lucinda Baker, senior associate in the firm’s construction and engineering team, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support the university in such a major development, especially one which strengthens its links with local businesses.

“Our specialist teams have in-depth experience of large-scale public sector multi-phase education capital projects and being able to use that expertise on such a high profile worthwhile local project is particularly satisfying.”

Partners Philip Heath, who specialises in education, and Andrew James, who leads the construction team, are also involved in the project.

Dr Nigel Wichall from the University of Gloucestershire, said: “This is a development that takes us firmly into the future – we are very pleased to have such an experienced and thorough team behind us from Harrison Clark Rickerbys, who we are sure will handle this highly complex development with skill and confidence.”

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Lucinda Baker
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Philip Heath
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