The Story So Far

The University and Rick Mather Architects have been on an exciting consultation journey with staff and students.

Consultation Events

We held several consultation events including two workshops open to all, an event at the Farmer’s Market where the architects asked you lots of questions and gained feedback on what you think of the Spine and how you use it. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Design Workshop

The Project Architects ran workshops in order to gain feedback on their design proposals as well as hear about your ideas. Many ideas were discussed and suggestions from students and staff have been incorporated into their design in various ways. Read Rick Mather Architects consultation update here.

Ideas Gathering

We put post boxes around campus and you sent us your ideas on postcards, some of you emailed us and some of you tweeted us. In the end there were a lot of great ideas submitted!

Design Consultation

In March the Project Architects presented their detailed Design proposals and invited attendee’s to feedback.

Construction Phase Begins

In July 2016 Henry Boot Construction started on Site.

Physics Garden Opens

The first area of Spine works opened in June 2017 along the North Spine, outside the Faraday Complex. Now known as Physics Garden, the area has been transformed in to a series of planted gardens and pathways leading from the Spine to the Physics Building as well as the Faraday Building itself. 

Great Hall Square Opens

The second space of the Spine Remodelling project to complete was Great Hall Square which opened in July 2017. The rejuvenated area now offers a new water feature in the centre of the square creating a modernised and vibrant setting.