College of Science & Engineering

The Nucleus Building

The Nucleus building will be a new shared learning, teaching and social hub at the heart of The King’s Buildings campus. It is scheduled to open in autumn, and be fully operational by January 2023.

The Nucleus Building will transform the student and staff experience - providing brand new, learning, teaching and social spaces for campus users. 


The front of the Nucleus Building at King's Buildings
The Nucleus Building - Late August 2022


The Nucleus Building will include seven centrally bookable large and medium general teaching spaces, as well as a new specialist teaching laboratory for the School of Chemistry on the top floor. The lecture theatres and teaching spaces are provided in a variety of sizes and furniture solutions in an attempt to be as flexible as possible and all teaching spaces are fully equipped with AV presentation facilities. 

The teaching spaces include:

  • 300 person bleachers lecture theatre
  • 140 person collaborative lecture theatre 
  • 400 person fixed seat style lecture theatre
  • 300 person turn and learn lecture theatre
  • 150 person bleachers lecture theatre
  • 132 person studio classroom
  • 60 person studio classroom
  • 100 person specialist teaching lab

Across the four floors of the building, more than 400 student study spaces are provided in a mix of formal and informal environments.

A new café and Students' Association shop will be located at the entrance level. The building will also directly connect to the Murray Library and the Students’ Association’s King's Buildings House. 


Floor Plans

We have produced some simplified floor plans to help show the layout of the building:


Image Gallery

A selection of internal images of the Nucleus building.



We are currently providing a limited number of tours of the building for key University stakeholders and plan to open up access later in the month once snagging and fit-out work is complete- in the meantime, we have produced a virtual mini-tour (from May 2022) which shows a small sample of spaces within of the building:

View a virtual mini-tour of the Nucleus Building


More information

This page will be updated with the latest information on the Nucleus as it becomes available. If you have a question about the Nucleus please do get in touch:

Ask us a question about the Nucleus Building