"What we have achieved is amazing." Jim Andrews , Chief Operating Officer, Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University has a clear vision statement, called BU2018. It can be summed up as:   

Creating the most stimulating, challenging, and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community by sharing our unique fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students, graduates and staff to enrich the world.

A key part of this vision is the development of the university’s estate in line with the vision to create the right environment in which this vision can be achieved, as such the Estates Development Framework (EDF) was created alongside the vision to outline the way in which the estate will grow to help the university achieve its goals.

With the support of delivery partners such as Willmott Dixon using the Scape National Major Works framework, BU set to work on creating buildings that would enhance the student experience and the education of students on campus,; one such building being the new Student Centre.

As a key part of the University’s vision includes , it is important that the university’s buildings are stimulating and useable for students so that they can excel in everything else they do.

This has been the strategy with the Student Centre - providing a space for students to use as their own so that they can study, learn, socialise and be challenged in a space they feel comfortable in, in order that their experience at BU is enhanced through the Estate.

 

CaseStudy Bournemouth frameworks

Delivery team

Project statistics

Sector:Higher Education and Further Education
Budget:£7,620,000
Framework:Major Works
Feasibility & Planning:7th December 2012 to 22nd April 2013 – 19 weeks
Construction:15th July 2013 to 25th February 2015 – 83 weeks

Project review

Project performance

  • Local labour employed (within 40 miles)

    93.52%
    users
  • Apprentices employed on site:

    52 weeks
    footsteps
  • Waste diverted from landfill

    96.7%
    regeneration
  • Local spend (within 40 miles)

    49.08%
    money
  • Local spend (within 60 miles)

    61.64%
    money
  • Fair payment (30 days)

    100%
    tick

Client Satisfaction

Defects

0/10

Service

0/10

Product

0/10

Health & Safety

0/10

Team review

“Thank you to Willmott Dixon for organising the exemplar building visits; these were very successful and provided a great opportunity to test the brief and consider lessons learnt from other projects.”
"The centre offers students a number of things – there are more café points, more meeting points, and greater access to our amazing students’ union – who are much more visible here than they were in the small offices that they’ve had in the past. What we have achieved is amazing."
"I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved.”

Steve Cox

Head of Estates Development
Steve Cox
“Thank you to Willmott Dixon for organising the exemplar building visits; these were very successful and provided a great opportunity to test the brief and consider lessons learnt from other projects.”

Jim Andrews

Chief Operating Officer
jim-andrews
"The centre offers students a number of things – there are more café points, more meeting points, and greater access to our amazing students’ union – who are much more visible here than they were in the small offices that they’ve had in the past. What we have achieved is amazing."

Stuart Laird

Director of Estates
Stuart-Laird
"I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved.”

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