Engineering Heartspace


Project Details:

Client: Faculty of Engineering

Location: George Porter, Velocity, Sir Frederick Mappin Building and Central Block

Start: January 2016  |  Completion: Spring 2019

Project Manager

Helen Lally - Project Manager

Project Manager:
Hellen Lally

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Telephone:  0114 222 9022


The Heartspace Project is the creation of a quadruple height atrium between the Grade II listed Sir Frederick Mappin Building and the 1885 Central Wing housing new laboratories, offices and social space and the complete refurbishment of both buildings.

The atrium will be housed under an impressive curved glass roof that will link the two buildings. An alternative entrance to both the Mappin and Central Block buildings will be created from Portobello Street. The project is designed to aid communication and collaboration.

Enabling Works

Access to Engineering faciltiies during the Heartspace enabling works Autumn 2016 to Spring 2017

You can view a map of the Mappin area to show entrances etc during the Heartspace programme here:

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