Built in the 1950s both internal facilities and external access of the Queen's Building needed to be brought up to a standard appropriate for a world leading Faculty of Engineering and, as a high profile building within a conservation area, extensive consultation with a range of stakeholders was required to achieve approval for what is an appropriately sympathetic extension.
Internally, the new space has allowed the creation of a range of accommodation including reconfigurable teaching spaces and engineering laboratories, open plan office space, research offices and bookable student meeting space. Externally, the new entrance and hard landscaping create an important new link and enhance connectivity, providing safe access between engineering and neighbouring faculties.
This project is the third phase of major development of the Faculty of Engineering’s Queen's Building that Kendall Kingscott have delivered. Construction was undertaken concurrently with a number of other major redevelopments in close proximity, making our role as Principal Designer a pivotal one in the safe delivery of the scheme.