Projects and Development
Current Building & Refurbishment Projects
New Engineering Building
Project Manager: Stuart Foy
Lancaster University is investing in a state-of-the-art building for the Engineering Department to replace existing facilities and provide additional areas for future growth and new specialisms such as Nuclear, Energy and Chemical Engineering.
The new building will open at the end of 2014 and will provide a world-class environment with specially-designed workshops, teaching laboratories and office areas. The aim is to achieve the new BREEAM 2011 Outstanding rating for this building to reflect current regulations and industry benchmarks and to raise the bar in terms of building efficiency in line with National Sustainability and Carbon Reduction targets set for 2016 and 2022.
Bowland South East and Tower Refurbishment
Project Manager: Helen Wood
The University is investing £3.2m into the refurbishment of Bowland Tower and Bowland south and east wings to provide high quality student accommodation.
The project will include alterations to Bowland Tower and a change of use of existing offices and meeting spaces within Bowland South East back to its original use as student accommodation. Current occupants are being relocated to newer, more modern office facilities around the campus.
Whilst A floor will be maintained as entrance and stores, B and C floors will be converted from offices to student accommodation, providing shared kitchen, toilet and shower facilities for the flats within Bowland East.
Floors D to O within the tower will be adjusted to 5 bedroom flats (complete with ensuite bathrooms) on each floor and shared kitchen/ lounge facilities.
Both floors of Bowland East contain an almost identical layout of one five-person flat and one seven-person flat arranged either side of the existing staircase.
Both floors of Bowland South contain an almost identical layout of two ten-person flats and one six-person flat, served by two existing staircases. The kitchen and wash rooms for the six-person flat are within Bowland Tower footprint, although the existing connecting door is to be removed and the corridor opened up to form a complete self-contained flat.
New partition walls and doors will form new shared kitchen toilet and shower rooms within flats.
Each bedroom is to receive new built-in desks, wardrobes, bookcases with maple effect veneer laminated furniture. The new kitchens will be fitted out with new modern built-in cupboards, counters, cooking appliances and sinks, as well as all new loose kitchen appliances and dining furniture.
The accommodation will be available from January 2014.
To find out more about the accommodation and how to book visit lancs.ac.uk/accommodation
New Chemistry Department
Project Manager: Suzanne Parkinson
Work is underway to refurbish part of the Faraday building, previously the UPP offices, into a first class laboratory development for the new Chemistry Department. Reflecting the growing popularity of Chemistry at Lancaster and its aspiration to deliver high teaching and research, the newly refurbished area will provide a first class learning environment.
Any enquiries about the work should be directed to the Project Manager, Suzanne Parkinson through the Facilities Helpdesk on 01524 593333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.