Our new home
We have a live webcam that's pointing directly at the development site, 24
hours a day, seven days a week so you can keep track of things, as they happen, wherever you are in the world.
The project is progressing well and the Topping Out ceremony was held on
October 22 to celebrate the reaching the building's highest point.
Just over three minutes of an audio recording is available on Soundcloud of
some of the thoughts and impressions from those that attended on the day.
This innovative new University building embodies and reflects the vision of the Business School for growth, excellence and
sustainability. Work on the site started in January 2013, with a completion date set for May 2014. The landmark building
will champion sustainable design and will include a winter garden, formal and informal learning and teaching space, a 250-seater
lecture theatre, state-of-the-art ICT provision, social spaces and a café.
How the finished development will look
North West Elevation
The building will incorporate several low and zero carbon technologies.
Main Entrance, East Elevation
It will provide high quality and innovative learning and teaching facilities and a conference venue
that will be a magnet for organisations in the Eastern region.
The view from Boundary Road, South Elevation
The landmark building will champion sustainable design and will include
a winter garden, formal and informal learning and teaching spaces, a 250-seater lecture theatre,
state-of-the-art ICT provisions, social spaces and a café.
North East Elevation
The architect's designs emphasise a high level of energy efficiency and the appropriate use of green technology.
By incorporating a winter garden, an Eden-style dome, and a rainwater pond the building will have its own
micro-climate that will keep it cool in summer and warm in winter.
The first zero carbon business school in the UK
The new building will incorporate several low and zero carbon technologies, making it the first zero-carbon business
school in the UK. By incorporating a winter garden, an Eden-style dome and a rainwater pond, the building will have
its own micro-climate that will keep it cool in summer and warm in winter.
Benefits for business
Our new home will be a hub for local and
regional businesses to network with one another, meet our students, and discuss the practical application and
implications of current organisational research.
A range of conference facilities will be available to hire
in our landmark, high profile building. It will also provide the community with a
chance to see the business school in action as well as enjoy our social spaces and café.
The building will offer all students a stimulating learning environment, mirroring
the key themes of ethics and sustainability that run through our teaching
and characterise our research.