Faculty Estate Development
Last updated: 16 February 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.
It is this approach that saw the Faculty last year overtake Cambridge in engineering research income by almost ten percent. This confirms the Faculty as a world leader in the field. Alongside our decision to invest in an £81M state-of-the-art new engineering building at the heart of campus, and the current construction of the Pam Liversidge Building, this demonstrates that the University of Sheffield is a truly exceptional prospect for engineering students of the future.
The Faculty of Engineering is undertaking an ambitious project to expand and improve its estate.
The first phase will include the creation of the Pam Liversidge Building (now completed and operational) and a major refurbishment programme for the St Georges Campus (the quadrangle bounded by Mappin Street, Portobello Street, Newcastle Street and Broad Lane).
Planning permission was granted and work has commenced on The Diamond on the old Jessop East site, 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.
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 over 6 years 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.
The Faculty has seven Departments and an Interdisciplinary Programmes Office which provide world-class teaching to over 4300 students. These are:
- Aerospace Engineering (Interdisciplinary Programmes Office)
- Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
- Bioengineering (Interdisciplinary Programmes Office)
- Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
More information on each Department can be found on their Departmental pages accessible through the links on the right hand side.
There are also links to the Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre and the University's Estates and Facilities Management department.