Aerial visualisation of new Business and Law building

The project timeline

There are many milestones on a project of this scale, this timeline walks you through some of the most memorable.

  • November 2013 - Stride Treglown appointed as the architects, some of the architects are current and past students, with the main designer Andy Kingdom having studied his part two here; Capita are appointed as project managers; Mace are appointed as quantity surveyors  
  • June 2014 – presentation by Steve West to the business community to raise awareness of the new build and there is a new build exhibition for staff
  • October 2014 – demolition work starts and planning approval granted
  • January 2015 – Britannia construction appointed to carry out the enabling works. 78 lorry loads of soil left the site in one week alone
  • March 2015 – more than 350 piles (foundations) in the ground and a section of new cycle path is added at the western side of the Student Village
  • April 2015 – ISG appointed as main contractor for the new build
  • May 2015 – enabling works complete
  • July 2015 – time capsule buried onsite
  • October 2015 – first floor concrete frame completed
  • December 2015 – the building appears on the front cover of FM world – focused on how we are designing our building using BIM (building information modelling)
  • January 2016 – 5th floor commences with the support frame going in place
  • March 2016 – completion of two internal stair cores with work starting in the atrium stairs and bridges. Ground floor central slab completed
  • May 2016 – Topping out ceremony
  • October 2016 – glazing is finished
  • November 2016 – the chef for the new Atrium café is interviewed and selected via a ‘cook-off’
  • December 2016 – virtual reality tour of the new building is available for staff and students
  • January 2017 – over 100 rooms are completed
  • February 2017 – first student tour of the new building
  • April 2017 – the doors open to staff and students

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