Danaher & Walsh helps the University of Leicester launch its ground-breaking new facility
Posted: May 2012
A programme of improvements being carried out to the infrastructure at the University of Leicester has led to a bonus for cyclists.
As part of essential podium strengthening works in front of the award-winning David Wilson Library, the University is enhancing its infrastructure capacity and creating a new underground bike park.
The £1m scheme reflects the University’s commitment to working towards a more sustainable future and is designed to benefit students, staff and visitors.
Danaher & Walsh (Civil Engineering) Ltd spearheaded this prestigious project. The scheme (amongst other work being carried out) will increase cycle storage capacity at the Central Campus by almost 70% and create a new underground parking store for over 350 cycles as well as strengthening the podium in order to allow essential Library maintenance, creating easier access to the Library and improving the overall aesthetics of the site.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Christine Fyfe said: “These works will complete the vision for the award winning Library - central to the University’s strategy for developing the estate in line with our aspiration to remain a top university, committed to the student experience and able to compete effectively in a global market. It also illustrates the continued commitment to reduce the University’s carbon emissions by 60% and promote sustainable values.”
Ian Gilbert, Contracts Manager at Danaher & Walsh stated: “We are delighted that the University of Leicester chose to appoint a local contractor to undertake this prestigious project and pleased to be working in partnership with them once again.”