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Engineering Building demolition to begin Monday 15 May

Engineering Building demolition

Artist impression of the new Health & Life Sciences facility.

Preparations are underway to demolish the Engineering Building over the coming weeks. 

Demolition of the main building is scheduled to begin from Monday 15 May. The demolition will be carried out in phases and should be complete by late July.   

The link between the Polly Vacher (formally Systems Engineering) and Engineering buildings is anticipated to be removed by mid-July.   

During the demolition there will an element of noisy work depending on the activities being carried out – noise levels will be monitored outside the site boundary and the project team will make every effort to minimise disturbance wherever possible.  

All footpaths will remain open and we will alert staff and students if this is likely to change. 

The entrance and exit points of the Polly Vacher building will largely remain open as they are currently, with some minor and/or temporary alterations as the demolition progresses.  

All building entrance and exit points in the nearby JJ Thomson and Mathematics and IT Services buildings will remain open as usual.

The site will become the grounds of the University’s new Health & Life Sciences facility, a brand new purpose-built teaching and research facility for the School of Biological Sciences. Construction for the new building will begin this autumn, with the project set for completion in 2019.  

Please contact Robert Shankland for further information. 

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