Faithful+Gould has been providing project management and quantity surveying services for the University of Salford's new £65m Science, Engineering and Environmental (SEE) Building since late 2017. The project has hit a major milestone this month, with work on site commencing on site on the 6th July.
The SEE Building forms part of the wider Salford Crescent and University District wider masterplan, which stretches over 240 acres and includes the university’s existing campus and areas around Adelphi Street, the Crescent, Peel Park and Frederic Road. The aim of this major regeneration project is to drive economic and social prosperity for the whole of the city over the 10-15-year life of the programme. Salford City Council and the University of Salford will be working with The English Cities Fund – a strategic joint venture between urban regenerator, Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England - who were announed in April as the delivery partner for the masterplan.
The four-storey, 15,550 square metre SEE Building will be occupied by the university’s departments of Robotics, Built Environment, Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Networking, Human and Natural Science, and The Morson Maker Space.
It will serve as an exemplar model of the university’s commitment to its industry collaboration strategy, which is designed to facilitate students, academics and industry partners working together on cutting-edge industry-facing projects.
The building will incorporate high sustainability credentials, a key element of the university’s pledge to reduce the environmental impact of the wider masterplan. It will be fully electric powered, supported by 154 roof-mounted photovoltaic panels which will provide renewable energy.
“Faithful+Gould has been working with the University for a number of years and being given the opportunity to bring the first project on their new vision to life, is both a fantastic opportunity and great privilege. As a former student of the Unviersity, it gives me immense pride to be bringing the skills they taught me to bear on this landmark project and I cannot wait to continue our journey together thoughout the delivery of the new 15-year masterplan.” - Daniel Cadman, Account Director