Designed by HLM Architects, the Hub will be an inspirational and diverse learning space, allowing undergraduate and postgraduate students access to advanced and useful learning spaces.
Construction work on the £90.6M building started at the end of October 2017 and is due to be completed in the academic year in 2019/20.
Working on behalf of main contractor Multiplex, BHC will erect 950t of steel for the structure that forms the centrepiece of the development’s phase one.
The eight-storey building comprises an in-situ concrete frame and a steel-framed structure within, forming the lecture theatres. Externally, it will be clad with curtain walling, precast panels and weathering steel.
When complete, the building will accommodate over 2,500 students, including a lecture theatre with capacity for 500 students. Interactive teaching spaces will range in capacity from 340 – 75 students, while the hub will also have a number of seminar/group study spaces. There will also be a café on the ground floor.