The University of Lincoln has selected a construction firm to undertake a multi-million pound project to expand its existing engineering hub.
The company will create a four-storey extension to Lincoln’s existing Engineering Hub to form the new building, named in honour of one of the world’s greatest ever scientists.
The expanded facility will have a floor area of 7,500 square metres and house a range of state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.
As well as specialist and general teaching spaces, and a 500-seat lecture theatre, there will be a social atrium space, including a canteen.
Specialist facilities include rooms lined with conductive fabric to create a Faraday cage, along with a sound deadening semi-anechoic chamber.
BAM’s Construction Manager, Jason Pink, said: “We are very much looking forward to returning to the University of Lincoln to add to the facility we created.
“We will work hard as always to ensure we do our best for the local community and environment as well as creating a first class building for students and staff.”
The project will provide modern facilities for the University’s Schools of Engineering; Computer Science; and Mathematics & Physics, locating these related subjects in one space and enhancing the student experience.
BAM was named as preferred bidder for the scheme four years after completing the original Engineering Hub – which is already the base for Lincoln’s School of Engineering, an award-winning collaboration between the University and Siemens plc.
BAM will involve engineering students to help them use the building process as a learning experience as part of their studies.