Moving into the Heartspace

Engineering Heartspace exterior view

From Monday 20 January 2020, staff from the Faculty of Engineering started to take up residence in the Engineering Heartspace after our work to unite old and new, joining the Grade II listed Sir Frederick Mappin Building and the 1885 Central Wing with an inspirational new atrium.

The Engineering Heartspace is designed to bring together many of our engineering disciplines and create a collaborative space for our staff and students, with new staff offices, a cafe and meeting spaces. Two of the University’s oldest buildings have been renovated to include a variety of new workspaces and state-of-the-art laboratories.

The Engineering Heartspace also features a dedicated employability hub which will bring businesses face-to-face with our Engineering students, making years in industry, internships, skills sessions and graduation opportunities more accessible than ever.

The Engineering Heartspace is a dynamic social space open to all, but the buildings will house departments as well. Staff from Mechanical Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Interdisciplinary Programmes in Engineering and the Faculty’s Central Services move in over the next few weeks.

Please note that there will be swipe card access only to the Engineering Heartspace for the next two weeks before the building is open to the wider University.

Find out more about the Engineering Heartspace project 

Interior view of the Engineering Heartspace

Engineering Heartspace interior view of the atrium