Teesside University is converting one of its buildings into a “multi-functional study space” for postgraduate students and researchers.
The ‘Buttery’ building will see major refurbishments in the £5m project, creating “a bright, contemporary, and inspiring place” for postgraduate students and researchers.
The new facility will comprise collaborative workspaces, quiet study zones, media booths, digital facilities and social and refreshment facilities. A new postgraduate student hub will sit at the centre of the augmented building.
Construction is due to commence in February 2022.
The new centre has been designed by Howard Litchfield Architects. The design aims to restore the building’s heritage features, showcasing the building’s exposed brickwork, timber beams, and trusses. While the existing 1970’s extension will be demolished and replaced with a new entrance.
We are excited about this latest development and look forward to working with our partners and students to deliver another world-class study and social space – Malcolm Page, Teesside University
“We are excited about this latest development and look forward to working with our partners and students to deliver another world-class study and social space,” said Malcolm Page, chief operating officer at Teesside University.
The project is the latest in Teesside University’s ambitious Campus Masterplan, which seeks to transform the university’s campus by 2027 –£275m has been invested in the plan to date.
The main contractors for the project will be Esh Construction, who worked with Teesside University on the refurbishment of its Victoria Building last year, which saw the construction company restore a 129-year-old building into a new business hub.
Esh Construction, which led the redevelopment of Teesside’s 129-year-old Victoria Building, have been employed to lead the work.
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