Britcon has been appointed to carry out work to refurbish the Central Hall on Campus West of the University of York. The Yorkshire based building and civil engineering company has been awarded after Britcon has successfully completed the refurbishment project that has taken place at the Information Centre of the University. The refurbishment of the Information Centre cost £68,000.
The new contract for the University of York’s Central Hall is worth £700,000 and makes up part of a programme of refurbishment works that is planned for the University. This planned refurbishment will take place over the course of the next three years.
The project at Central Hall has started, with Britcon working on upgrading the existing mechanical and electrical infrastructure. The building and civil engineering company will also replace all of the existing windows in favour of curtain walling which will improve the energy efficiency of the building. The scheme of work that have been planned for the University of York project is expected to last for ten weeks.
Britcon has a wealth of experience with carrying out work for clients in the education sector. The business has recently finished work on sites including The University of Bradford, The University of Huddersfield and Queen Ethelberga’s Collegiate. Britcon has also completed contracts for Royds Hall School in Huddersfield, Roundhay Primary School, which is in Leeds and Ward Green School in Barnsley. As well as carrying out work within the education sector, Britcon engages with the same education establishments in order to support learning practices in the construction sector. This support comes in a number of different forms and includes setting coursework around the projects they are carrying out, providing educational site visits and opportunities for placements.
The building and civil engineering company has been established for over 26 years and has more than 90 directly employed staff members. Britcon is currently listed on the London Stock Exchange and was recognised by being included in its latest report of 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe.