Major refurbishment works, known as the ‘ACER (Backfill) Project’, will be taking place in the 2 East, 4 East & 6 East buildings over the summer.
The project will create:
- refurbished and enlarged research space in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
- refurbished and extended design studio space in Mechanical Engineering to support the new Integrated Design Degree
- re-developed space in Electronic & Electrical Engineering to support undergraduate student project activity as well as new teaching laboratories
The project will enhance/maximise approximately 1,200m² of available teaching and research space. It will provide current and future students with flexible areas that allow for reconfiguration for varying educational purposes including individual and group project work and the development of new research laboratories.
The table below shows the rooms that are part of the project with key start and finish dates for building works:
|Building||Level||Rooms affected||Start date||Finish date|
|2E||1||1.10, 1.10A, 1.14||Mon 1 Jul||Fri 9 Sep|
|4E||3||3.26 to 3.37||Mon 1 Jul||Fri 16 Sep|
|6E||1||1.1, 1.2, 1.3||Mon 6 Jun||Fri 22 Jul|
|6E||3||3.1, 3.3, to 3.8, 3.15, 3.17, 3.20, 3.23||Mon 6 Jun||Fri 22 Jul|
|6E||1||1.8||Mon 25 Jul||Fri 2 Sep|
|6E||4||4.1, 4.3, 4.6, 4.9, 4.15 to 4.18, 4.22 to 4.25||Mon 1 Aug||Fri 16 Sep|
|6E||1||1.9, 1.12, 1.13||Mon 1 Aug||Fri 7 Oct|
There are currently asbestos removal works taking place in some of the areas and access is prohibited.
There is likely to be some disruption in and around the above areas but the contractors will try to minimise disturbance as much as possible.
Access to the corridor between the 4 East work areas (except in an emergency) and access to Lecture Theatre 4E 3.38 is prohibited during the works.
As building works progress, access routes to other areas and offices is likely to change and may need to be restricted. This is to ensure that the building works are carried out in a safe manner.
The contractors will provide appropriate signage and barriers as required and Estates will be issuing regular updates.
Thank you for your co-operation; we apologise for any inconvenience.
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