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ISG Hands Over New University of Wolverhampton Building

Infra News - Published on Mon, 07 Sep 2020

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The University of Wolverhampton has taken delivery of the keys to another new building on its flagship Springfield Campus regeneration project, opening the doors for the future of brownfield regeneration. ISG officially handed keys over for the new GBP 28 million School of Architecture and Built Environment following completion of the building work which started in October 2018. Despite work being temporarily disrupted on the site due to pandemic lockdown restrictions in March, ISG carried out the remainder of the work with a reduced workforce, in line with revised protocols and protective measures enabling progress. The new building, designed by Birmingham based Associated Architects, is the latest addition to the University’s GBP 100 million investments in a new construction excellence campus at the former brewery.

The 7,900 square meter build has used a mix of pre-cast white concrete, bronze metal cladding and glazing over three floors. An impressive saw-tooth roof echoes the historic industrial buildings that stood on the site. The new School of Architecture and Built Environment offers specialist teaching and social learning spaces, design studios, specialist labs, multi-disciplinary workshops, lecture theatre, cafe, offices, meeting rooms, ICT rooms and a top floor super studio with double height ceilings. It will provide space for nearly 1,100 existing students and 65 staff, with the number of students projected to grow over time to 1,600. The School will specialise in supporting skills in architecture, construction, civil engineering, building control, building services, facilities management, quantity surveying, planning, construction management, housing and commercial.

Home to the West Midlands University Technical College, the University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment, and the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills, the regeneration of the former Springfield Brewery is central to the University’s vision of enhancing the student experience and supporting business growth. It will also be home to the University’s new National Brownfield Research Institute for which he University recently secured GBP 14.9 million funding from the government’s Get Building Fund.

The new School of Architecture and Built Environment is due to open in September 2020.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 07 Sep 2020
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