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Skanska bags £50M Cambridge civils work

Skanska has won a £50M civils deal at the University of Cambridge.

The UK arm of the Swedish construction giant will deliver site-wide infrastructure works for the first phase of the mammoth North West Cambridge Development.

Works will include the delivery of gas, electricity, water and communications; co-ordination of the installation of the district heating network; and construction of primary and secondary roads and pathways.

The contract also includes provision of all logistics and management arrangements to enable site works.

Based on farmland owned by the university, the £1bn mixed-use North West Cambridge Development is due to start in 2014 and complete in 2017.

Gavin Heaphy, construction director of the development, said: “The university’s investment in infrastructure reflects the deep commitment to creating a high quality urban development that will benefit not only the future residents, but also neighbouring communities.

“The complex logistics behind the infrastructure, coupled with the ambitious levels of sustainability, make this a great opportunity for Skanska to join the team and work with us to create a lasting legacy for the university and the wider area.”

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