A Peoria construction firm has been awarded a $12.7 million contract to build the first-ever student union building at the University of Illinois Springfield.
The U of I board of trustees approved the contract with William Brothers Construction Inc. at its meeting Wednesday in Urbana.
William Brothers will be the general contractor for the $21.7 million project. Four other contracts totaling almost $6.1 million for plumbing, electrical and ventilation work have already been awarded and did not require board approval.
Work is expected to begin on the two-story, 50,000-square-foot building in May, with completion scheduled for early 2018.
The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on March 17, 2016.
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