01 November 2019

Major upgrade under way at university campus in Penryn

A major new development is under way to upgrade facilities at the Penryn campus of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter.

Midas Construction has started work on the £4.4 million design and build project which is part of the Penryn Campus Future Spaces Plan.

The scheme will see the extension of the Stannary restaurant and bar, creating a new social study space; and the extension of academic spaces, primarily the four-storey Daphne Du Maurier building which currently houses teaching rooms, laboratories, the world-leading Camborne School of Mines and the Centre of Ecology and Conservation. 

The project, due for completion in late spring 2020, is being carried out for customer, Falmouth Exeter Plus, which manages and delivers services at Falmouth, Penryn and Truro Campuses on behalf of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter.

Mike Borkowski, Business Development Director at Midas Construction, said: “We are thrilled to see work beginning on this exciting new project for the Penryn Campus. The new buildings will be a high-quality addition to the learning and social spaces for students of Falmouth and Exeter universities, providing a first-rate educational environment.”

FX Plus Estates Director Sarah Roby added: “We’re really excited about this Future Spaces project, which is the result of consultation with students, employees and other campus users. It will transform the Stannary social area and also provide top quality, accessible learning space, keeping Penryn Campus ahead of the game for student experience.”

The Midas Group delivers projects across a range of sectors including; education, residential and commercial developments, and has offices throughout the South West, the Midlands and Wales.

The company’s strategy is to be the contractor of choice in the areas in which it operates, by the development of long-term relationships through a vision to be ‘leaders in customer service and performance’. It is a strategy which is already showing success with more than 75% of the Group’s projects being carried out on a repeat business basis.

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