Totty Construction Group has signed a £2.1 million deal with Manchester University.

The Bradford construction company has been awarded a contract by the University's chemistry department to refurbish its building.

The deal comes on the back of the previous £5.8 million contract awarded to Totty recently for the construction of the University's new music and drama department.

Mike Parkinson, managing director of Totty Construction, said: "This latest contract win further builds upon our extensive experience within the higher education sector."

Work on the contract will start soon, with the project expected to last 30 weeks.

The firm, which recently announced another record financial year, has also been responsible for the design and build of the Leeds College of Music.

It also built Coventry University's £17 million, award-winning library.

At the beginning of September Totty reported that turnover had risen from £20 million to more than £90 million.

It also announced pre-tax profits of £4.54 million for the period.

Totty is part of Propencity plc, the construction and development division of the Peterhouse Group.

Clients of Totty include Whitbread plc, for which it has completed £100 million of work to date. It has also done work for Persimmon Homes and City Lofts.

The business, which was set up in 1864 by William Totty, now employs more than 300 people.