The new School of Engineering building being unwrapped prior to glazing operations

We’re only six weeks away from completion and handover of our new School building, and preparations are underway to transport all our worldly goods over from the ThinkTank.

We have our Research and Teaching labs to disassemble and transport, along with our computer CAD labs and our offices.

We’re on a pretty tight timeline to have everything in place for the new academic term, and to avoid any time delays being introduced into our existing R&D projects.

We’ve been living in open plan offices for the last 18 months, which have proved to be quite difficult to work in, so everyone’s excited to be moving into their own offices on the top floor, clustered around the central break-out space.

The view from the School of Engineering roof space

Mike Gibbons and his team from Siemens will be working closely with us, as they move their Gas Turbine Product Training Centre into the building.

Mike and his staff will be co-located with us on the top floor in purpose designed office space.

We are now starting to look at the design of the Phase II extension to the building which will house further teaching and lab space for the roll-out of electrical engineering degrees, along with dedicated research facilities such as the installation of a gas turbine rig for dedicated combustion research.