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Campus Improvements 2018

The UEA Estate is the site of constant development and improvement.

This summer has been no different with the creation and refurbishment of better facilities for new and returning students.

The major works during the summer months – and some of the most disruptive to University business – have been the Concrete Preservation Works. These works were the continuation of a five-year programme to improve the University walkways in front of the iconic Teaching Wall designed by Denys Lasdun.

The focus this summer was on the walkway from the Sciences entrance to the Chemistry Bridge, as well as the pavement between the Library and Lecture Theatre building.

The restoration of Earlham Hall continued with Phase 3 of the development of the Earlham Hall courtyard area.

This summer’s work focused on the single storey extension adjacent to the stable block to accommodate additional staff and the Law Clinic, with additional landscaping and provision of a cycling rack.

The refurbishment of the existing Accommodation buildings on Campus has continued, with an extensive refresh of study bedrooms in the Village, replacement carpets and decorations in Colman House, and a kitchen upgrade in Nelson Court.

In addition to these completed works, the construction of Building 60 continues with completion still on schedule for September 2019. The works to connect the building to the district heating have been very disruptive but the project continues to take shape with the building now weather tight.

As part of their annual Fabric Refresh works to Learning and Teaching Spaces, the Space and Projects teams completed works to a selection of seminar and lecture theatres within SCI, CAP, ARTS and EFRY.

The greatest improvements were seen in the Lecture Theatres of EFRY which had new powered doors, floor coverings, seating, decorations and provision of an access ramp to the stage.

Further improvements were made by the ICT/AV teams with new chalkboards, audio and visual equipment.

Published 14/09/18