Beatrice Shilling Building
Speller Metcalfe was contracted to build a new £27 million building for Coventry University, named the Beatrice Shilling Building. The development included the construction of a new four storey steel frame and pre-cast concrete superstructure which was built to accommodate additional students for the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing.
The new building adjoins to the faculty’s existing teaching block, ECB1, via a covered bridge and provides an additional range of learning spaces for students. The Beatrice Shilling Building includes a gaming and virtual reality studio, a specialist area for 3D printing and rapid prototyping, a laser facility, and physics and electronics laboratories, all designed around a full height central atrium configured to promote student and staff collaboration.