Skanska wins development contract in Cambridgeshire

The University of Cambridge has awarded Skanska a £1.5million contract, to undertake enabling works for its development at North West Cambridge.

The contract involves earthworks, drainage, building roads and a temporary junction and installing a 4.5km security fence.

Covering 150 hectares, the £1billion North West Cambridge development will combine residential housing, academic and research facilities, a local centre and public amenities. The development includes substantial investment in new publicly accessible parkland, sports pitches and open spaces.

Gavin Heaphy, construction director of the development said:

“Skanska’s appointment as Principal Contractor of this £1.5million contract marks an important milestone in the operational delivery phase of the North West Cambridge development.”

Skanska’s managing director, Deirdre Murphy, commented:

“This is an exciting opportunity for Skanska and it’s great to be involved in the early stages of this huge development. I hope this leads to future projects for the rest of Skanska UK.”

The works will start immediately and should be complete at the end of January 2014.