Henry Brothers appointed to development university campus in Nottingham

The Castle Meadow campus at the University of Nottingham, where Henry Group has secured a £7 million contract

SOUTH Derry construction company Henry Brothers has been appointed by the University of Nottingham to help develop its Castle Meadow campus in the city.

Henry has secured a £7 million contract to remodel and refurbish two of seven buildings on the 3.75 hectare site, preparing them for future occupation.

The university plans to create an enterprise campus on the site which is located on Castle Meadow Road at the foot of Nottingham Castle and was formerly occupied by HMRC.

The development has now entered its latest phase, with contractors being appointed to convert the site’s buildings and landscape to kick-start the creation of a new city centre campus for the university.

Ian Taylor, managing director of Henry Brothers Construction, said: “This is a hugely exciting project for the University of Nottingham and for the city, and we're proud to be a part of it.

“We have extensive experience of working with universities across the Midlands but this is our first contract with the University of Nottingham, and we are really looking forward to getting on site to deliver some of the building work at Castle Meadow Campus.”

Henry ( has been appointed to strip out and refurbish buildings D and F on the site. On completion of the work in building D later this year, the facility will be used for long-term leases for the university’s industry partners, including global accountancy firm KPMG.

The plan is for building F to also house industry partners, predominantly innovative spin outs, start-ups, and scale ups on flexible licenses. The refurbishment is due to be completed in early 2024.

Other members of the team working alongside Henry on the design and build contract are project manager Aecom, quantity surveyor Gardiner & Theobald, concept architect Hopkins, engineer Arup, architect Bond Bryan, and landscape architect Ares Design.