Kier gets start date for delayed £50m Sheffield Uni hub

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
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Kier is poised to start work in January 2019 on its delayed flagship hub building for the University of Sheffield social sciences departments.

Work was due to begin at the start of this year but the start was put back by the University for a spending review.

The 180,000 sq ft complex, which will be built on a sports pitch on the western edge of the Broomhill campus, gained planning in 2017.

Kier is presently selecting a groundwork contractor to start the project, which has been designed by HLM Architects, with Arup as M&E consultant and Mott MacDonald providing structural engineering.

Sheffield University social sciences hub

Sheffield-based architects HLM designed the new social sciences hub, with Mace acting as project manager

Sheffield University social sciences hub

New hub building will feature a four-storey high atrium

The two-year project is expected to cost around £50m to build uniting three departments – economics, politics and sociology – as a ‘hub’ under one roof.

Currently the Social Sciences estate is spread across 19 different buildings across campus.

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