Building Work Begins on £15m Teaching Centre at University of Nottingham

Construction work is underway on a new £15 million teaching centre at the University of Nottingham, in the latest of a number of new buildings being constructed at the university.

The building will span 5,000 sq m and will stand next to Hallward Library at the University Park campus and will be made up of teaching rooms, collaborative lecture theatre, performing arts space, social learning hub and staff offices.

Architecture firm Make has designed the building, while the project will be managed by international property and construction consultancy Gleeds.

The development is set to be finished by the end of next year and was commissioned as part of a £500 million capital investment plan for the university.

Gleeds director based in Nottingham, James Marshall, commented: “The new facilities seek to provide an improved educational experience and, once complete, will help to attract both national and international students to the city of Nottingham.

“We are delighted to be involved in this project and look forward to see the ambitious plans come to fruition.”

David Patterson, partner at Make added: “This will be a beautiful building on a beautiful campus.

“We are aiming to create an inspiring environment for both students and teachers and one which will accommodate current and future demands for light, vibrant, student-focused spaces.”

The University Park will span 300 acres and is the biggest of the four campuses and is widely regarded as one of the most attractive in the UK.

Chief estates and facilities officer at the University of Nottingham, Chris Jagger, said the new building would correct the imbalance of teaching facilities on University Park at present.

He added: “This building includes both traditional seminar rooms and lecture theatres but also spaces for informal and small group learning.

“It will be technology-enabled to deliver the latest innovations in teaching practice and to provide the best learning experience for our students.”


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