General teaching accommodation
The new general teaching accommodation building will offer a dramatic new hub of learning and teaching on campus.
It will include facilities ranging from twin 350-seat lecture theatres to 30-seat group lecture rooms with state of the art audio visual provision.
When completed the 8,000m2 building will double the number of large scale lecture theatres on campus and up to 2,000 students will be able to use the building at any one time.
The main entrance to the building will face the campus public transport arrivals area and the 350-seat refectory that forms part of the proposed new student accommodation building.
- planning consent granted September 2012
- due to open October 2013
- value: £26m
- the building will be connected to the main campus Parade with a 'Skywalk' bridge
- two small lecture theatres will be housed partially outside the building in a copper-clad 'pod'
- three-storey high glass walls will provide high levels of natural light into a five-storey high circulation space
- four large capacity lifts and three wide staircases will cater for the large volumes of foot traffic
- a variety of materials are going to be used externally to complement other buildings on campus
The new GTA building marks a high point.
Architects and contractors joined University staff on the roof of the new GTA building to celebrate the ‘topping out’ of the building.
The ceremony marks the moment the highest point of the building has been reached.
Progress on the project is going well. The steel frame and flooring plank is continuing and we are about to start cladding the West elevation, including temporary weathering protection.
We have also stripped out the existing boiler house are about to install the main boiler plant which will be lifted into position onto permanent plinths.
Completion of the steel structure and flooring is anticipated for the beginning of March 2013 and the overall completion of the project is 24 September 2013.