The project, which is located on the Riddel Hall Site, provided a new stand-alone block of c.6,500m2 of additional accommodation for Queen’s Business School. The accommodation is distributed over 3 floors with a basement floor provided to house the majority of plant, some additional car parking and secure cycle parking with associated shower facilities. A sustainable design, heating is provided through a geothermal piling system via a ground source heat pump. Solar panels provide hot water and photovoltaic panels provide power to the new building. Accommodation includes a large 250 seater lecture theatre, a 120 Harvard style lecture theatre, seminar, meeting and group study rooms, a 150 seater computer suite and an interactive e-learning suite. Additional staff offices, research centres and post graduate facilities are provided on the upper floor of the new building supplementing the existing facilities on the Riddel hall site.
STUDENT CENTRE AND STUDENTS’ UNION
The new £41.8 million Student Centre project created a new integrated student facility, which accommodates support, advice, representational, developmental, and commercial services provided by the University and the Students’ Union. The new building includes similar facilities to the existing SU, including student shop and commercial units, food and drinks outlets, bar, and multi-use event spaces, alongside university services related offices, and meeting and interview rooms. Click the link below for further information and a virtual tour of the building.Click here for more information.
A programme of upgrades to centrally bookable teaching rooms have been completed over a number of years across the university campus. Over summer 2022 four seminar rooms in Dunluce Health Centre, three rooms in 69-71 University Street, three rooms in University Square and three centrally bookable meeting rooms in the Lanyon Building were refurbished. The project provided enhanced and refreshed facilities including new teaching walls with a standard lectern encompassing state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. All spaces have benefited from new furniture, new floor, wall and ceiling finishes with lighting to give the spaces a clean, fresh look. Meeting rooms were upgraded to include cameras and speakers to allow for remote and interactive meetings.
A series of centrally bookable teaching rooms have been refurbished over a number of years across the university campus. Over summer 2020, seven rooms in the David Keir Building, two in College Park and two in the Lanyon Building were refurbished. The project provided enhanced and refreshed facilities including new teaching walls with a standard lectern encompassing state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. All spaces have benefited from new furniture, new floor, wall and ceiling finishes with lighting to give the spaces a clean, fresh look.
Located within the south-east wing of the MBC and completed in November 2020, this project involved the reorganization of a number of different facilities within the existing MBC building and the creation of a new dedicated state-of-the-art Simulation Centre. The aim of the Centre is to better prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals by mirroring procedures and events in key areas such as acute and emergency care, chronic illness, paediatrics, mental health and maternity services.Click here for more information
Originally completed in 1849 and named after its celebrated architect Sir Charles Lanyon, the Lanyon building is synonymous with Queen's University Belfast. The restoration of the Lanyon building's façade marked the first major comprehensive work on the original building and involved the refurbishment and replacement of stone, brickwork, windows, leadwork, and rainwater goods on the its north, south, and west elevations. The project won in the Best Restoration category at the 2019 Construction Excellence Awards, and was highly commended at the UAH Heritage Angel awards. For more information, photos, and videos of the restoration and its important role in preserving an integral part of the university and Belfast's built history, click the link below.Lanyon Conservation
34a Windsor Park was constructed to the same design as Nos. 36 and 38 Windsor Park, which were completed in 2013. The new block occupies a formerly vacant site and provides high quality accommodation to new staff from overseas within 13 two-bedroom and 1 three-bedroom apartments. The new accommodation is located over four storeys and has on-site car parking to the rear and landscaped lawns to the front and side.
Holly Grove was the last part of the Elms Village site to undergo a major refurbishment under a refurbishment programme which commenced in 2014. 153 bedrooms were refurbished within four similar blocks of student accommodation, consistent with the style of the rest of Elms Village. The main entrances were relocated to provide more inviting Common Room and Study spaces at the front of Blocks 1-3. The works included the refurbishment of the Holly Grove Flat, the replacement of plant within a dedicated Boiler House, and the refurbishment of heating distribution pipework to each block.
Located at Chlorine Gardens, the new School of Biological Sciences offers state-of-the art teaching and research facilities for its 750 students and 170 staff. The building provides the facilities to help grow our life sciences sector, especially in areas such as agriculture/food science, food safety, disease/infection biology, diagnostics, waste management, ecosystems and the environment. The building won the Education Infrastructure Award at the 2019 CEF/Specify Construction Excellence Awards.Click here for more details
The Elms BT1 at College Avenue is a 12 storey managed student accommodation building comprising 747 bedrooms and 3 ground floor retail units. The Elms BT2 at McClintock Street is a 16 storey managed student accommodation building comprising 490 bedrooms and 1 ground floor retail unit. The buildings set a new standard for managed student accommodation in the city. Elms BT1 incorporates a gym and café as well as a main communal area and reception, and Elms BT2 also includes a coffee bar. Each floor contains a cluster of 3-6 single bedrooms, with an en-suite bathroom in each, and a communal kitchen and living area. Elms BT1 also offers a number of studio apartments that include their own dedicated bedroom, kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Overall the project successfully transplanted the safe, supportive, and social environment of Elms BT9 to the new city centre locations.Click here for more details
At 3,000m2, with a glazed, front elevation, the Computer Science hub spans four floors and includes labs and break-out spaces, providing a meeting place for creative learning and a new mode of teaching. The building supports the University's aim to expand computer science and other STEM subjects. The objective was to create a high-quality transparent building that established a discrete identity for Computer Science, integrating both teaching and research; and to deliver a stimulating environment for staff and students. The new building offers a variety of large and small computer labs, project spaces, breakout rooms, a Student Hub spanning three floors, academic and clerical offices, and postgraduate spaces. Refurbishment and alterations to Computer Science accommodation at 14 & 16 Malone road were also carried out during the works.
The Main Site Tower provides a new home for the School of Law, a Faculty hub facility, and a series of centrally bookable lecture theatres and teaching spaces. School of Law staff and student facilities are on the upper floors, while the ground floor offers the hub which provides social and informal group study space and a café. The project commenced in January 2014 and was realized through the complete redevelopment and refurbishment of the existing 12 storey Library Tower. This involved the retention of the original structural frame, removal of the top 3 floors and construction of a new 3 storey link building to connect the School of Law to the re-cladded Peter Froggatt Centre, effectively creating one new building. It was designed to be a vibrant and informal base for both students and staff at the heart of the campus.