Construction work commenced on the 21st September for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) building development for our client Sheffield Hallam University. Located in the city campus the new facility will support the increased number of students studying STEM subjects and the development of new chemical engineering provision as an interdisciplinary collaboration between the departments of Engineering & Maths, and Chemistry & Biosciences. It will also create a publically accessible STEM environment as a resource for nurturing enterprising, work ready students in Science and Engineering, as a direct response to employer need and local and national economic policy drivers.
Following the initial design development and planning approval undertaken by Watson Batty Architect’s, the team have now been novated to GEO Houlton Ltd who will be delivering the project.
The associated contract works include extensive refurbishment of the existing Sheaf and Eric Menforth Buildings as well as constructing a new atrium extension between the two buildings. The total extent of the works will provide 11,500 square meters of floor space dedicated to STEM teaching.
The works are due for completion on August 2016.