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We are delighted to share the news that the University of Wolverhampton’s National Brownfield Institute (NBI) recently reached a key milestone as keys were exchanged to the new building on the flagship £120 million Springfield Campus.
This significant step brings the Institute a step closer to completion and to opening the doors for the future of brownfield regeneration.
The landmark midlands project was procured through our Major Works Framework where ISG were appointed to deliver the construction work early last year, with work starting soon after.
The ‘shovel-ready’ project benefited from £14.9million of funding from the Government’s Get Building Fund for the West Midlands.
The NBI is all set to become a world-class institute that provides the facility to develop modern methods of building through innovation and partnership with the construction industry, focusing on the practical application of future brownfield regeneration through the work of research teams, leading policy development and commercial services.
The new Institute will also identify and look to address gaps in current provision, with a particular focus on the digital skills needed to transform the industry - something that we are passionate about here at Pagabo - bringing together expertise from across the region and further afield with greater focus on construction design, Building Information Modelling (BIM), off-site, modular construction, and lean construction methodologies.
The NBI will secure the City of Wolverhampton's position as a leader internationally in sustainable construction, circular economy and brownfield development and will deliver new skills, jobs and opportunities for local people in the city.
Emma Hesbrook, Regional Manager at Pagabo, added: "Coming from the Midlands, and having worked for the University prior to joining Pagabo, I’ve been very proud of this project from the very offset. We were very happy to support the University with the compliant procurement and appointment of ISG. I couldn’t be happier to see how everything is progressing and the positive impact it will have on the region.
“We have been so pleased to see such a key milestone reached which is credit to the work being done. With the delivery of the National Brownfield Institute, alongside the already completed SoABE building, the Springfield Campus is now starting to take shape and the vision is becoming a reality.”
Wayne Flannery, ISG’s regional director, said: "The University of Wolverhampton’s masterplan for the Springfield Campus has not only proved transformational for this underused brownfield site, but is similarly inspiring future generations of talent making a career in the built environment sector.
"Learning and researching advanced construction approaches and methods in outstanding buildings, that are themselves exemplars of the very best of our industry, is something that we are exceptionally proud to have delivered in partnership with the university."
This project represents the second appointment made to ISG by the University through our Framework after they successfully handed over the School of Architecture and Built Environment in September 2020.