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GRAHAM awarded contract for Wolverhampton’s new i9 development

GRAHAM has secured the contract to develop Wolverhampton’s new modern office space, i9.

The development will provide 50,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, designed by Glenn Howells Architects. The scheme follows on from the success of the award-winning i10 complex on the opposite side of the road in the heart of the City of Wolverhampton Interchange.

Steve Parry, managing director of Ion, commented:The appointment of GRAHAM offers the next step towards this much anticipated state of the art, Grade A office building for Wolverhampton. The i10 development has already proven that new occupiers are attracted to Wolverhampton and the state-of-the-art transport links of the Interchange will be a major attraction for those new occupiers.”

John Maguire, Regional Business Development Director for GRAHAM’s Birmingham office, said:Wolverhampton is undergoing a period of regeneration that is set to transform the city and attract further investment and jobs to the area. We are therefore pleased to have been appointed as the main contractor on the i9 – a significant new headquarters building that benefits from a prime location and high-spec office facilities. We look forward to working with the wider project team to deliver this new, sustainable commercial development for the city.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, City of Wolverhampton Council added:The appointment of GRAHAM means we can look forward to i9 emerging at the heart of the city’s Interchange in 2019. It is another step towards our aspirations of creating a Commercial District in this area of the city and we want this building to become the design and quality benchmark for future developments in the city and to demonstrate our ambition for the city centre. This important site ideally lends itself to a distinctive, high-quality headquarters building.

The i9 development is expected to be completed in 2020.