A PARTNERSHIP between Huddersfield University and building contractor Tolent Construction has reached new heights.
The company has secured a £170,000 contract to refurbish the roofing of the 14-storey Central Services Building at the university’s Queensgate campus. The work is scheduled for completion this winter.
The contract is the latest in a series of developments undertaken by Tolent on behalf of the university dating back to 2001.
Previous work by Tolent has included a new reception, the refurbishment of the library, a new teaching and performing arts centre in Oldham and the conversion of a music building into a lecture theatre, teaching facility and offices for the university’s estates and facilities department.
Colin Blair, director of estates and facilities, said: “The fact that we have been using Tolent for more than 10 projects since 2001 demonstrates our satisfaction with the reliable quality of their work and service.
“In 2008, they completed five projects with a total value of about £8.5m. In each case, Tolent worked closely with the university’s management team and end users to deliver very high quality, high-tech facilities – all of them completed on time to fit the schedule of the academic year.”
Tony Collins, project manager at Tolent, said: “We are delighted to continue working with the university on their exciting redevelopment.
“For many years Tolent Construction have been very active in the education sector and I believe that our experience has been an important factor in developing a successful relationship with the university.”