Engineering & Digital Technology Park, University of Chichester

Bognor Regis

Project Details


University of Chichester

Project Manager



Stride Treglown


Galliford Try



Contract Period

85 weeks

Procurement Type


Form of Contract

NEC3 Option A




700 weeks

Project Summary

The Engineering and Digital Technology Park provides a purpose built facility for the Engineering & Design and Creative & Digital Technologies departments. A landmark STEM building that was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

In addition to providing a range of research and practical spaces for these two departments, the new building includes the creation of a Research Centre for Sustainable Operations and Departments of Data Science and Advanced Engineering & Design.

The building is available for use by the industry and provides a large multipurpose engineering laboratory incorporating workshop, cleanroom and wet area, facilities to teach electronics and Computer Aided Design (CAD), a fabrication laboratory, prototype manufacturing facilities and collaborative co-working spaces.

The Creative & Digital Technologies Department includes 2no. sound stages, digital editing studios as well as a TV production studio, green room, social learning spaces and ancillary facilities.

The site is located within a flood zone 3 area, which posed a significant challenge for the design and construction, involving Galliford Try and the design team undertaking significant flood risk assessment modelling to ensure the design was deliverable.

This important project for the area was opened by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in October 2018 and achieved BREEAM Excellent.

“The university’s engineering and digital technology park will produce the engineering and scientific skills that the UK economy needs, particularly at a time when Brexit gives an even greater emphasis on the need for our economy to be internationally and industrially competitive.”

Project Takeaways

Value Added

  • BREEAM Excellent
  • Social Added Value: £275,705

KPI’s & Statistics

ContractGateway 2 Planning Gateway 3 Contract AgreementVariation
Cost£32m£21.3m (included scope reduction)-33.60%
Time77 weeks85 weeks10.70%
  • Average CCS Score: 41