Early handover for the first University of Chester project

NWCH framework contractor Willmott Dixon finished the Energy Centre at Thornton Science Park four weeks early for client University of Chester and achieved a fantastic 88% of labour coming from within 10 miles of the site.

The project involved the refurbishment of a 3,100m2 building over three floors to provide a facility for energy companies working to test and develop technologies such as photovoltaic solar cells, electrical energy storage solutions and new thermal heating systems.  It was funded by the Local Growth Fund through the Cheshire & Warrington Enterprise Partnership.

The NWCH’s Medium Value Framework was used to procure the Energy Centre, and was the first project for the University through the NWCH.

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