Procure Partnerships Framework Contractor Partner Midas have successfully hit a huge milestone in the development of the brand-new Science Park Engineering Centre on behalf of the University of Southampton.
The project was secured via the Procure Partnerships South East Framework.
Midas have completed the high point of the new steel frame and were joined by project partners, guests, and representatives from the University of Southampton on the site to celebrate the milestone moment.
Once complete, The Engineering Centre will become an innovative hub, delivering a joint industry-academic Centre of Excellence. It will bring together cutting-edge ideas, commercial expertise, and state-of-the-art research laboratories. The centre will positively impact the local community by creating opportunities for collaboration between the Science Park and Local Businesses.
Building works commenced on the Engineering Centre in November 2020 and is due for completion early 2022.
Phil Osborne, Key Account Manager, Procure Partnerships Framework, Commented: “Procure Partnerships are delighted that Contractor Partner Midas have achieved their first milestone today and topped out the Future Towns Innovation Hub building at Southampton Science Park at Chilworth and look forward to seeing the completion of this transformational open innovation facility.“
Steve Lee, Divisional Director for the Southern Division of Midas Construction, commented: “We are immensely pleased to have been able to gather with project partners to celebrate this milestone moment for what is a truly exciting development. Marking the topping-out of a new building is a fine tradition and we look forward to completing the construction phase of the Engineering Centre and playing a modest part in the important role it is going to play driving technological innovation across a number of really exciting sectors, supporting skills development and creating opportunities for the local economy.”