Nucleus Phase 1

Overview of the Nucleus Phase 1 project.

Project Manager: Jonathan Pringle

Architect: Sheppard Robson Architects

Total Project Cost: £48m

Dates: Mid 2019 - Late 2022

Proposed design of Nucleus Phase 1
Proposed design of Nucleus Phase 1

The Nucleus Phase 1 will be located at the heart of the campus and will become a hub for students and staff, consolidating functions and facilities into one area. Once complete, it will connect to the Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library and KB House.

As part of the development work, KB Centre, situated next to the Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library, and the Ann Walker Building were demolished to pave the way for the new building.

The Nucleus will house a range of Learning and Teaching facilities, Student Services, a Students’ Association run shop and a variety of catering outlets and student Heat and Eat facilities at the heart of the King’s Buildings Campus.

The new building will also include:

  • A central atrium, providing views around the building and out to woodland area
  • Breakout/group pods/touchdown spaces which can be used for group work and social learning spaces
  • Group study rooms
  • Secluded and partially  enclosed study spaces to allow for quieter and more private study
  • A 400-seat lecture theatre
  • A 132-seat teaching studio
  • Two 300-seat lecture theatres including a turn and learn format and an adaptable theatre that can be used for events out-with term time
  • Two 150-seat lecture theatres including a theatre designed in a collaborative layout
  • 100 student teaching lab with 50 fume hoods
  • Secure storage for student possessions
  • External area for events

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