University appoints contractor for new flagship building

05 November 2018

Canterbury Christ Church University is delighted to announce Gilbert-Ash as the main contractor for our new flagship building which will be based on the backlands of the former Canterbury Prison site.

The new building, set to open in 2020, will specialise in Science, Engineering, Technology and Health, and will also house the Kent and Medway Medical School, a shared initiative with the University of Kent.

Gilbert-Ash was awarded the contract following its track record in the planning, management and delivery of projects in busy city centre environments. Its Quality Management System provides procedures for detailed project planning and coordination, control of materials, selection of appropriate subcontractor specialists and consultants, inspection and tests of workmanship, defect management and aftercare.

Recent contracts include the Fetal Medicine Research Institute at King’s College, London, and The Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London.

Hamilton Architects will continue to act as multi-disciplinary project lead architects. 

As well as Belfast and Derry, Hamilton Architects also have offices in London; where the practice is working on five design frameworks: for the Metropolitan Police, Metropolitan Housing, North River Alliance, Orbit Housing and the Central and North West London NHS Trust.

While education projects of all sizes are a speciality of the practice, Hamilton Architects also handle a broad portfolio in projects in the health, sports, commercial, social housing and conservation sectors, including work for DAERA's new headquarters in Ballykelly.