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Hamilton Architects Awarded Canterbury University Project

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Hamilton Architects has been awarded a contract to deliver a £42 million project which will help transform the City Campus for Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent.

The company will carry out the design and enabling works for an 18,000 sq metres science, engineering, technology and health teaching facility, which forms part of the new development on the old Prison Quarter site.

The new building is expected to be completed by 2020, but the overall redevelopment of the university estate could take up to 15 years to complete at a cost of over £150m.

Commenting on the project, Mark Haslett, Hamilton Architects partner and project lead, said: "We're delighted to have won the contract to deliver this prestigious project against stiff national competition."

"We're thrilled with how the project is progressing following the significant development of a design we inherited which has appreciably increased the amount of usable teaching space."

"With all approvals now in place our team is on site one to two days a week and we have forged a partnership with architecture practice Hazle McCormack Young to act as our representatives in Canterbury."

The Belfast based firm has 18 education projects on its books, valued at over £150m.