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State-of-the-art Cyber Quarter for Midlands Centre 
Barrie Beard Ltd completed of the state-of-the-art Cyber Quarter: Midlands Centre for Cyber Security in Hereford, a flagship scheme for the University of Wolverhampton in 2020. 
The centre provides a three-storey research space and teaching building for the University of Wolverhampton’s Cyber Security Research Institute and includes tenanted office space for up to 20 local cyber security businesses. 
A full height glass atrium provides a dual break-out space and function hall, alongside the main three storey building that houses business suites, innovation rooms, IT workshops and a ‘Cyber Range’ – a cutting edge facility that will defend against the global rise of hacking. 
We are thrilled that The Midlands Centre for Cyber Security project we worked on won ' Building Project of the Year' at the Constructing Excellence Midlands Awards, which recognises the very best of the construction & built environment industry. 

Barrie Beard Ltd’s scope of work included 

Lighting and emergency design and installation 
Small power installation 
External lighting 
Car Park lighting 
Fire alarm system 
Turnstile installation 
CCTV system 
Door access system 
Door monitoring system 
Security alarm 
Disabled refuge 
Lightning protection 
Voice and data installation 
Incoming gas & water 
General ventilation 
Natural ventilation 
LTHW heating c/w 
Comfort cooling 
Water services 
Natural gas 
Above ground drainage 
Sanitary ware 
Building management system 
Low Carbon Design 

Project Data 

CLIENT: University of Wolverhampton 
CONTRACTOR: Speller Metcalfe 
ARCHITECT: Associated Architects 
BIM: Yes 

Cyber Security 

Building Project of the Year 


"I can tell you today that the Client representatives have very sincerely expressed their thanks to the team for delivering such an outstanding project. Jason went to lengths to express that the approach of the whole Speller Metcalfe Team and Barrie Beard Ltd / DIS was absolutely fantastic, with a positivity to solving the inevitable problems that come up on a major project collaboratively and without a blame culture. He particularly commented that there wasn’t one weak link or ‘square wheel’ in the whole team and that everybody pulled together with the same positivity and purpose to deliver an excellent end result, which he thought was very rare. The University clearly think very highly of Speller Metcalfe and our supply chain, and I have been assured that we will be at the front of their thoughts for the project pipeline, of which they have assured me there will be many next years. Many thanks to all of you who have worked tirelessly on this project overcoming some major hurdles along the way and shown a huge sense of pride and ownership in what we have delivered. A great team effort to be very proud of." 
Adrian Speller 
Technical Director, Speller Metcalfe 
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