Midlands-based specialist civil engineering and groundworks contractor, O’Brien has been awarded the £1.2 million contract to carry out infrastructure upgrade works at Aston University in Birmingham.

The Leamington Spa company will be principle contractor on the 26 week package which will involve the installation of services including district heating mains, high and low voltage electric, cold water and fire hydrant mains plus IT and communication cabling.

The services are to be supplied to the new high-rise student accommodation providing 2350 new rooms for students on the campus as part of the university’s redevelopment programme for which O’Brien previously carried out the £1.7 million Enabling Works package.

Stuart Chamberlain at O’Brien, said: “This is a great contract win for us. It’s a repeat work from an valued client, showing our strong commitment to client satisfaction and our companies flexible approach to our clients requirements.”

Work starts on the new phase in August.