The academic building provides a superb learning and teaching environment for more than 6,000 students, including lecture theatres, specialist teaching accommodation and social learning areas. It will also be the location for around 500 academics, researchers, technical and support staff. The ground floor will be open to the public and facilities including a sports hall, performance spaces, treatment centres, cafes and informal meeting areas will be available for community bookings.
The campus’s pioneering energy centre will be constructed using the most advanced technology and design. It will generate combined heat and power with bore holes providing natural, untreated water to heat and cool the buildings and supply the campus. All controlled by nearly 600 sensors provided by Slaney Direct.