Forrest has been named as one of the selected contractors to be appointed to The University of Manchester’s £175 million Construction Works Framework.

The Bolton based contractor is one of the four partners to undertake projects with a value of £1m to £4m over the four year framework. The works called off in individual contracts will cover refurbishment and new build schemes for buildings in the University estate, including teaching spaces, public buildings and student accommodation.

The framework is part of the University’s ambitious plan to implement over £1 billion worth of improvements to its main campus over the next six years.

Jon Edgar, bid director at Forrest, said: “More and more institutions are in the process of reviewing the best ways to increase the value of their assets, reduce costs, and improve environments for staff and students. This is bringing forward a wealth of new opportunities for planned refurbishment work.

“Our portfolio of work in the sector is growing as a result. In addition to The University of Manchester we’ve also recently been appointed by three other universities to provide refurbishment works and renewable technology installations for their long-term capital expenditure programmes.”