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£1m refurbishment project for local firm

A refurbishment project at Northumbrian University work £1 million has been awarded to a local building contractor, and is set to create up to 30 jobs.

Koru Property services is set to renovate parts of the Ellison Building at the University’s city campus, and form part of the wider regeneration of the whole university. The works, which are due to be completed be October will include replacement of current electrical and air handling units, and the replacement of laboratory furniture and equipment.

Tony Henderson, director at Koru Property Services, says: “We have a wealth of experience for undertaking refurbishment and remodelling work to existing buildings, and this has helped fuel our continuing steady growth

This is the second contract the University has awarded to Koru in the past 12 months, after the firm was given the task of refurbishing two lecture theatres.

Philip Kennerley, project co-ordinator for Northumbria University’s Campus Services, added: “The refurbishment works undertaken in this scheme will provide the highest quality teaching and research facilities in areas of biosciences, histology, tissue culture, synthetic organic chemistry, environmental chemistry and food technology.

“This development reaffirms Northumbria’s research strategy to increase the volume and improve the quality of research, consultancy and scholarly activity as a basis for high quality teaching and learning.”

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