Speller Metcalfe awarded £27M Engineering and Computing Building for Coventry University
Speller Metcalfe has been selected to build a £27m Engineering and Computing Building for Coventry University, with a nominated contract value of £18m.
The new Engineering and Computing Building is the latest addition to the University’s city centre campus and will sit alongside the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing’s existing engineering building.
The four-storey, 5300 sq.m building will enhance the teaching provision of key STEM subjects including engineering, computer sciences, mathematics and geography, and will include a range of teaching rooms, physics and electronics laboratories and social and collaborative learning spaces for the use of the faculty’s students, staff and researchers.
The new teaching facilities will also feature a state-of-the art gaming and virtual reality studio and specialist high-tech facilities for 3D printing and rapid prototyping.
Speller Metcalfe group managing director Des O’Neill said, “We are delighted to be working with new client Coventry University on these fantastic facilities for the faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing.
“We are looking forward to utilising our breadth of experience in the higher education sector to deliver an outstanding building whilst ensuring disruption to the student population and surrounding areas is kept to a minimum.”
Rob Talliss, group director of estate development at Coventry University, said:
“We are pleased to be moving on to the next stage of this exciting development and look forward to working with Speller Metcalfe.
“This new building will allow us to expand our innovative and inspiring teaching and research spaces, bringing new opportunities and enhancing the experience for students and staff within the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing.”
Speller Metcalfe will start on site in June 2018 and the building will open to students in autumn 2020.