The £2 million contract to rebuild the Edwards No8 nightclub in Birmingham has been won by Lichfield construction group Linford.

More than 500 people were evacuated from the building in Lower Severn Street when it was gutted by fire in November 2006, right. The project will see Linford erecting a completely new structure within the surviving facade, including complete groundworks, a steel frame, metal deck floors, stairs, windows and a new roof.

It is the latest in a series of contracts wins for Linford Group in Birmingham city centre, with nearly £10 million of new-build contracts projects currently underway.

Work on the contract, being carried out for Birmingham Property Group has just begun and is due for completion in July 2008.