University of Sheffield - Hicks Building

Faithful+Gould were appointed initially as Quantity Surveyors for the Hicks Building Refurbishment Project. As the project began to progress, because of Faithful+Gould’s multidisciplinary capabilities, further responsibilities were accommodated, these responsibilities included Building Surveying and Project Management.

The University’s objective for the new refurbishment was to create a consistent, modern learning and social environment throughout the building as well as improving health and safety, accessibility and security provision.

The Hicks Building Refurbishment Project has therefore provided an improved environment for a significant number of students and staff...

The project saw significant social, economic and environmental improvements to the building, its occupants and the University as a whole. Around 1250 undergraduate students, 170 postgraduate students and 100 staff members use the Hicks Building to learn, work and meet in. The Hicks Building Refurbishment Project has therefore provided an improved environment for a significant number of students and staff and created a modern environment enhancing the student experience both academically and socially. The enhanced working and studying environments created at the Hicks Building should increase the amount of students and staff wanting to work and study within the department.

Faithful+Gould’s skill in the management of multiple stakeholders, the engagement/consultation process together with ability and experience leading multi-disciplinary design teams proved to be a major benefit and contributing factor to the successful delivery of this challenging multi-phased project.

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