The new £25m Science Centre development provides new science facilities and labs for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University by redeveloping the former MB teaching building on City Campus.
Covering 6000 m2 of high grade laboratories, the Science Centre is equipped to train the future scientists of the region to the highest possible level. This is the first Science Building to install lecture capture throughout the building, the first in Europe to offer electronic laboratory books to all students, the first to use a commercial LIMS system in teaching and the first to install tablet computers for the logging of data derived.
At the heart of the build is the Outreach activity. This is housed in the Outreach laboratory on the ground floor, offering a shop window to the activity inside. The laboratory is completely flexible - it can be set up as a laboratory for Masters level molecular biology and chemistry, or can have all of the benching removed so that young children can assemble catapults, or build with architectural grade Lego. Cameras throughout the building allow the internet broadcast of lectures to schools worldwide, particularly important for the University’s partners overseas.
We provided a project management led, full multi-disciplinary team, providing the University with a complete professional services team consisting of project management, cost management, building surveying and CDMC services. Our responsibilities included; initial master plan and feasibility, procurement optimisation, enabling works, move management, stakeholder management, furniture audits, tender management, construction activities, commissioning and completion.