Oct 1, 2019, by Gordon Coates

UON's Waterside Campus Named Construction Project of the Year

Vital Northampton 121

We’d like to congratulate our clients The University of Northampton and Mace Group after the Waterside Campus was named as winner in the Construction Project of the Year category at this year’s East Midlands Property Dinner Awards.

The evening is a celebration of the development and buildings created in the East Midlands area and the clients and professional teams who conceive and deliver them.

The £330 million Waterside campus provides state of the art academic facilities for 15,000 students as well as sports facilities and residential premises for 1,000 students.  Importantly, the University were committed to embedding the principals of sustainability throughout the project and at its heart is 1MW biomass system which provides heat for the campus via a 1.6km district heating network.

Whilst working on the energy infrastructure we witnessed, first hand, their commitment to quality and the energy centre is by far the most architecturally ambitious new build project we have been involved in. We’d like to congratulate the University of Northampton, Mace and all our fellow contractors on delivering such a successful project.

Mike Cooke, Vital's Regional Director for the North

The project was one of nine to have made it onto the shortlist and the judges for the awards commented, “It was remarkable that such a multi-faceted and complex development was completed both on time and under budget.”