Construction begins on Engineering Heartspace Project
Construction has begun on our exciting new Engineering Heartspace project, scheduled for completion in 2018. One of the consequences of the work is that the Mappin Building has had to be closed and some of our departments have been relocated to other buildings around the engineering campus.
The Engineering Heartspace project will create a dynamic social and research collaboration space between the two oldest buildings in the University estate – the Grade II listed Sir Frederick Mappin Building and the 1885 Central Wing.
As you head down towards Mappin Street, you’ll see that there are hoardings up around the Sir Frederick Mappin Building – this is in preparation for work beginning on the construction, scheduled for completion in 2018.
A glazed quadruple-height atrium will bring the two buildings together and the development will also include new highly serviced laboratories, workshops, postgraduate research space, office space and connected social spaces for the Faculty of Engineering.
During the two-year construction period, you won’t be able to access the Mappin Building – if you need to get to Broad Lane or the Pam Liversidge Building you will need to enter via a new entrance/ reception area that has been created in the Pam Liversidge Building. This entrance will be open between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm and can be found on Newcastle Street. These buildings can also still be accessed via The Sir Robert Hadfield Building.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, but we know that the end result will be well worth it.
A glazed quadruple height atrium will bring the two buildings together and the development will also include new highly serviced laboratories, workshops, Post Graduate Research space, office space and connected social spaces for the Faculty of Engineering.