Work begins on flexible teaching space for the University of Worcester

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Work begins on flexible teaching space for the University of Worcester

Works to deliver a new flexible teaching space have begun at the University of Worcester’s new Severn campus building.

Located on the site off Hylton Road, the new build accommodation has been designed to cater for various students and courses across the university.

Professor David Green, CBE DL, the University’s Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, said: “This new building will provide valuable flexible teaching spaces for our students studying Nursing, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Sports and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and other health and wellbeing professional courses at our Severn Campus.

“The campus is already home to the Elizabeth Casson Building, where our Paramedic Sciences students learn to save lives, and the award-winning University of Worcester Arena, which has become a hub for both grassroots and elite sports performance and coaching.”

Designed by Glancey Nicholls Architects, the three-storey building will encompass a mixture of staff and student facilities, including six teaching spaces, staff working areas and offices, two internal lifts and an external plant room.

Worcestershire based contractor Speller Metcalfe is already making headway on the project, which is due to complete in February 2025.

Mark Hudgeon, Divisional Director at Speller Metcalfe said: “We’re pleased to be continuing our longstanding relationship with the University of Worcester. As a local contractor, we’re looking forward to delivering a number of community benefits on this project, alongside the flexible teaching space itself.”

The project will be located on an existing undeveloped site next to the university’s former Garage studios, and adjacent to the River Severn which runs through the centre of the city.

Professor Green continued: “The Severn Campus is also home to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson building for health and medical education, where our medical students are already learning the skills they’ll need to become the new doctors our NHS needs so badly.

“This sustainably designed building will provide outstanding learning facilities for students. It will also be another contribution to high quality urban redevelopment in Worcester with a former declining, largely empty former industrial estate being transformed into a vibrant new campus for the benefit of students and the wider community.”

Alongside the steel frame structure, soft external landscaping works also form part of this project.

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