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Knowledge Gateway, University of Essex

New Build Office Unit

  • Client
    University of Essex
  • Contract Value
    £1.2m
  • Project Manager
    University of Essex
  • Architect
    Stanley Bragg Architects
  • Programme
    28 weeks
  • Contract Type
    UoE Framework Contract
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Project Lead
    Jeff Barron
  • Location
    Colchester
Knowledge Gateway, University of Essex

What did the project involve?

This project involved the construction of a new 2 storey office unit comprising part of the university’s new Knowledge Gateway development, offering modern office suites to start-ups and small businesses.

What challenges did the project team face?

The building was steel-framed construction with brick and render cladding, with full fit-out on the edge of the busy university campus. This meant that careful consideration had to be taken in regard to logistics and access.


What stand-out features did the project boast?

The office building included high-speed fibre connection, as well as being fitted out to CAT B standard throughout. The office also contain a small kitchenette on each floor, with accessible toilets and a lift for disabled access. The project was delivered on time and within budget and is currently occupied by the university themselves as extra administrative space.

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