UWE Faculty of Engineering and Design

A new multimillion pound faculty of engineering building for the University of the West of England, delivering state of the art teaching and research facilities.

UWE Faculty of Engineering and Design

Hydrock has been appointed by the University of the West of England (UWE) to provide multidisciplinary engineering services to design their new multimillion pound engineering building alongside architects, AHR.

Hydrock is providing a full end to end service, RIBA 1 to 7, including structural engineering, MEP, transportation, IT, soft landings and commissioning management, post-occupancy evaluation, BREEAM, acoustics, fire safety engineering.

To date, our team has helped achieve planning permission, which was granted in the summer of 2018 and work has now begun on supporting the construction phase. The project is being designed and operated to BIM Level 2 and is scheduled to be completed in June 2020.

This project is the latest in a series of buildings being delivered as part of UWE’s on-going ‘Masterplan: Campus 2020’, and will deliver additional academic space for the University that will contribute to its vision of promoting multi-disciplinary collaborative learning.

The building, which will be located at the University’s main Frenchay Campus, will feature engine test cells, wind tunnels and dedicated learning spaces to accommodate a wide-range of engineering disciplines such as composite manufacturing, machining and metrology. It will be home to all of the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programmes, accommodating more than 1,600 students along with 100 academic and teaching staff.

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Images courtesy of AHR