The Challenge:

Procured through the Scape National Minor Works framework, the Robert Winston Annexe provides vital additional space through temporary classrooms. SHU was experiencing significant pressure on teaching spaces due to an expected increase in students from the Faculty of Development and Society, and consistently high student numbers from the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

The Solution:

Space for the annexe was extremely restricted; the site was located on a small courtyard between two wings of the Robert Winston Building. A modular solution was chosen to provide a fast programme, easing pressures on the Collegiate Campus more rapidly than a traditional build.

The modular classrooms were crane-lifted onto pad and pile foundations, before being refurbished to a high standard to suit the needs of Sheffield Hallam University.

The Impact:

The Robert Winston Annexe was handed over on programme and with zero defects, providing four general purpose classrooms with a 30-person capacity, an IT space for 40 people, and a social learning space. The project completed in 10 months.

In addition, throughout the duration of the project, Kier helped to create four adult employment opportunities, and engaged with 1,200 school and college pupils. An apprenticeship and a graduate opportunity were also created.

" The Kier on-site team were exemplary "
Chris Dales Senior Project Manager Sheffield Hallam University

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