Faculty of Engineering: Pam Liversidge Building

Pam Liversidge Building


The Faculty's new Pam Liversidge Building is sited on the corner of Broad Lane and Newcastle Street. This is a new seven storey, 5355 sqm building. Conditional planning permission for the building was granted by Sheffield City Council on 7 November, 2011 as the first stage in a 15 year plan to improve and extend the existing estate. Construction started in early 2012 and the building was completed and occupied in January, 2014.

The activities in the Pam Liversidge Building focus on collaborative, inter-disciplinary research groups and postgraduate learning, to accommodate planned growth and improve the student experience. The new facilities will attract the best in students and staff and, in turn, further enhance the reputation of the University.

Pam Liversidge Building in Google Street View

Level E of the building is the same view (and includes the same facilities) as Level D.


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Furniture

The Pam Liversidge Building is leading the environmental way by choosing sustainable furniture as the preferred option for its new internal furnishings.

Whitespace Design Consultancy were the main supplier for the building and they source all their furnishings from the environmentally aware company, the Senator Group.

Senator look into furniture remanufacturing which roughly means they take 'old' and turn it into 'as new'. They take disused furniture and either remanufacture or recycle it where they can to produce newer re-processed furniture. The scheme is audited by the Environmental Agency, and the majority of the furniture going in the Pam Liversidge Building will be, amongst others, chairs, desks, breakout sofas, storage, work-tops and lab stools. All of which will contain recycled material, which may have been furniture in a previous life. From wood to foam to steel, the furniture has been chosen with sustainability in mind and preserving the environmental sensibilities of the University.

With an ethos of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and with over 30 year’s experience in the manufacturing business, this choice reflects the University's commitment to addressing and improving the environmental impact of its activities.

Project Information:   Scope of works

The Faculty's Pam Liversidge Building is sited on the corner of Broad Lane and Newcastle Street. This is a new seven storey, 5355 sqm building. The activities in the Pam Liversidge Building focus on collaborative, inter-disciplinary research groups and postgraduate learning, to accommodate planned growth and improve the student experience. The new facilities will attract the best in students and staff and, in turn, further enhance the reputation of the University.

Essential Information

Start Date

Contract completion date

Funded by

Budget

Requested by

Managed by

Architects

Project Manager

Quantity Surveyors

Mechanical Engineers

Electrical Engineers

Structural Engineers

Principal Contractor

Landscaping

Early 2012

January, 2014

Capital Projects

£21 million

Faculty of Engineering

Estates & Facilities Management

Bond Bryan Architects

Turner & Townsend

Turner & Townsend

Arup Services

ARUP

ARUP

Graham Construction

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Statistics

Basic Building Cost

Services Costs

External Works

Gross Floor Area

Total Area of Site

Function Areas


£/m2

£/m2

£/m2

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5355m2

Lecture Theatres

Flexible teaching spaces

Breakout areas

Research Labs (Dry and Wet)

PGR/ PDRA rooms

Drop in IT facilities

Instrument rooms

Social/ welcome areas and circulation space

Meeting rooms

Offices

Toilets

Showers

FAQs

What is the benefit of all the estates work to students?

Engineering has an excellent reputation and is committed to giving students the best possible experience and facilities while they are here. The new builds will address the concerns of current students about the quality of the teaching facilities currently available to them. Future students will gain additional state-of-the-art lecture theatres, flexible teaching spaces and student-led, flexible learning space. Students in the Faculty benefit from shared learning spaces and opportunities to work in multidisciplinary groups. This prepares them for professional practice as an Engineer. In order to continue and increase this type of learning, more space and facilities are needed.

As building work progresses there may be some disruption to present facilities and re-timetabling and moving to different buildings may be necessary. The University will do its best to minimise disruption to the student experience and provide timely information on any works that affect lectures. Students are already being consulted regarding the new facilities and will continue to be included in the plans for the future of the Faculty of Engineering. Our students input and views are valued.

What research groups are based in the building?

INSIGNEO (Institute for in silico Medicine)
CISTIB (Center for Computational Imaging & Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine)
SCentRO (Sheffield Centre for Robotics)

When did construction start/ end?

Construction commenced in early 2012 and the building was completed and occupied in January, 2014.

Who is the main contractor for the building?

Graham Construction are the contractor for this build.

What are the working hours of the contractors?

Construction work generally occurs between 8 am - 6 pm on weekdays. Weekend work would be on Saturdays between 8 am - 1 pm if required. Deliveries or vehicle movements may occur outside of these times e.g. before 8 am to avoid busy traffic times. There can however, be evening/night works and Sunday shifts depending on the specific project especially to collect waste materials and for services alterations.

Who is the architect for the building?

The architects for this build are Bond Bryan Architects.