New Engineering Building
John Turner Construction Group have commenced the construction phase of a new, three-storey Engineering Building as the University’s Engineering Department looks to expand.
A prestigious School of Engineering
Following great success in recent years, the Engineering department have embarked on an ambitious journey to transform the department into a prestigious School of Engineering, attracting an increasingly diverse cohort of students and new expert staff to support teaching and research at a global level.
Together with the expansion of facilities, the department will recruit 25 new staff to support the growing demand from students and industry alike due to the continued success of the department, which is highly raked in university league tables.
The future in the making
Engineering as an industry, thanks to the innovation it brings, is set to become the foundation for the UK's economy and prosperity. The decision to invest in the expansion of the Engineering Department, in the shape of new purpose-built facilities, and the only new-build construction project currently planned, is exciting for the University.
Lancaster by design
The new construction will be located next to the existing Engineering building and will feature a brick façade inspired by Lancashire’s local industry and Heritage.
Additionally, its distinctive arches and frame draw inspiration from the Crystal Palace, built in Hyde Park in the 19th century to house the Great Exhibition. The aim of the new engineering building is to offer a modern showcase of the latest in engineering.