Faculty Estate Development
Last updated: 6 May 2015
The Faculty of Engineering prides itself in its world-class partnerships with outstanding institutions and companies around the world. This collaborative approach is found in all of the Faculty’s subject areas and in innovative partnerships between disciplines, enabling the Faculty to address the great questions and challenges facing our world today, and making the Faculty of Engineering an exciting place to work and study.
The Faculty of Engineering is undertaking an ambitious project to expand and improve its estate.
The first phase was the creation of the Pam Liversidge Building which opened in January, 2014 along with a major refurbishment programme for the St Georges Campus (the quadrangle bounded by Mappin Street, Portobello Street, Newcastle Street and Broad Lane).
Construction started in September 2013 on The Diamond, which will provide cutting edge teaching and research facilities. The new building will accommodate 1,600 extra students and nearly 400 more staff by 2020. This 21st century building will provide 19 state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, offices and student-led learning spaces. The University's ambition is to create a landmark building to meet the aspirations of our students and staff and deliver a development the city will be proud of. The Diamond will be open for teaching in September 2015.
This programme will help us to accommodate our growth and also to dramatically improve the current condition of our working environment. This isn’t about painting the odd room, but about a major refurbishment programme that will invest more than £53 million in refurbishing and remodelling large sections of our estate (approximately 13,000m2 in total).
Necessarily there will be some disruption during building work, but the University will strive both to minimise this and plan it around the core business of delivering teaching and research.
These web pages will provide key information and progress on each of our Estates projects.