University of Reading building programme

The University of Reading has appointed GRAHAM Construction to its major building works framework to support the delivery of its £250 million building programme over the next 10 to 15 years.

The £250 million capital works programme will primarily focus on the upgrade of facilities on the Whiteknights campus. Plans include a Science Park building and refurbishing the URS building, commonly known as the ‘lego building’, by transforming the interior into an open-plan layout and remodelling the 1970s School of Architecture building which will also include the university’s construction management, art and graphics departments. Construction is due to start in January 2017, with completion in December 2018.