projectDurham University Framework

locationDurham, UK


Following an application through the OJEU procedure, in 2009 Desco received a four year appointment to Durham University’s Professional Services Framework Agreement.

To date we have received appointments for a range of refurbishment schemes across the university estate including conversions of listed properties and new build extensions.

Projects include:


Palace Green Library, Durham – Phases 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D

A refurbishment programme to enhance the public exhibition and display space for the University’s archival and museum treasures including an upgrade of the archival storage facilities and conservation workshops.


Wolfson Research Centre, Stockton

A new build extension to add a fourth wing to an existing education and research centre to house a new GP training resource and academic facilities for the University on its Stockon Campus.


Science Site, Durham – Phases 1, 2 and 3

A site-wide phased programme to upgrade the campus heating system including boiler plant replacement.


Number 7 Owengate, Durham

An award-winning redevelopment project of a former almshouse, dating from the early 19th century, to create a new World Heritage Site Visitors’ Centre.

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