Exciting to see the steel frame go up on site at Lancaster University for Engineering II, following the major earthwork excavations phase to form a low vibration basement suite.
A significant part of the School of Engineering, the new-build development plays an essential role in providing the department with specialist facilities in line with their expansion plans, by integrating top-class facilities and globally renowned academic studies and research to deliver a truly engaging learning experience.
The facilities will incorporate a new 3 storey Distillation Column, Material Characterisation Laboratory, a suite of chemical engineering laboratories and Lecture Theatre / flexible teaching suite.
A computing design lab, maker space and hot desking will provide start-up space for visiting academics and industrial partners, to support and drive the growth in research and teaching activity.
The emerging structure already looks rather sculptural in the late summer sun and it’s a great visual milestone for the project as it starts to resemble the architectural design.