VINCI set to build chemistry facilities at York University

York University has awarded a £6m contract to VINCI Construction UK to design and construct an undergraduate teaching and green chemistry research building.

The project includes the construction of a two-storey building on the site of a former chemistry research facility that is currently being demolished.

The new facilities are part of a £29m phased investment in chemistry that includes new research and undergraduate laboratories. The next stage of development will provide a large teaching laboratory to accommodate 160 students using 80 two-person fume cupboards.