West Midlands firm Welconstruct Interior Contracts has won a hat trick of refurbishment works for the University of Birmingham - landing a total contract value in excess of £1 million in the past two months.
Work on the most significant of the trio, the £770,000 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) related project, started last month and will be completed in December 2005.
Welconstruct will undertake a variety of construction and refurbishment works throughout the campus to ensure the university is fully compliant with the final phase of the Act, introduced in October 2004.
This includes new access ramps, door automation, disabled toilet facilities and both new and refurbished lifts.
The second brief is to significantly upgrade washroom facilities at the Aston Webb building. This £180,000 refurbishment will start on site mid August with scheduled completion due end October 2005.
The School of Social Science is the third part of the campus to be targeted in a £50,000 refurbishment. Work started earlier this week and will be finished in one month.
Ken Carrington, service support manager for Welconstruct Interior Contracts, based on Woodgate Business Park, Kettles Wood Drive, Birmingham, said "We are delighted to have secured such substantial contracts with the university in such a short space of time.
"The education sector is a fast growing emerging market for Welconstruct and we are working hard to ensure we meet its needs.
"Our most recent education related projects include the completion of modernisation works at the Frankland Building at the University and a lecture theatre at Aston University.
"We have a team that understands the disciplines and constraints often encountered within the education sector. Science blocks, lecture theatres, laboratories and classrooms are just a few examples of the projects we have successfully completed - and the work continues."