O’Brien wins a new contract for the Assay Office in Birmingham

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O’Brien has won a contract for Project Gateway in the Jewellery Quarter in central Birmingham. The contract will be for the construction of a new Assay Office and will be its second contract with Galliford Try after the successful completion of Solihull College.

Project Gateway is a landmark building marking the Western ‘gateway’ to the Jewellery Quarter and St George’s masterplan. The proposed development has been designed to respond to its location at this key frontage in the Jewellery Quarter, and respect its sitting within the Conservation Area.

The contract will involve the construction of the new building which will be 2/3 storeys high, utilising the sloping nature of the site, and will extend to circa 5,380 sq. m. The environmentally friendly design is proposed to be built to BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standard. The scheme comprises on-site car parking within a secure yard area.

Peter O’Brien, Managing Director, said: “I am extremely pleased to be working alongside Galliford Try again on what will be an exceptionally prestigious contract. We look forward to delivering the contract on time and to budget.”

The contract is due to start at the beginning of May 2014.