Exeter Science Park – Engineering Building

Exeter

Project Details

Client

University of Exeter

Contractor

Morgan Sindall

Value

£4.13m

Contract Period

48 weeks

Project Brief

Brand new three-storey engineering and research facility, following the ‘Grow On’ buildings design style used on site. The new development provides a mixture of open plan flexible office space and specialist engineering housing. Construction consisted of a new build steel frame, SFS and brickwork with RC basement construction to house a specialist vibrating platform. External works consisted of a large carpark, bike shed, bin store and landscaped areas. The central core included communal toilets, shower and storage facilities. The project also achieved BREEAM Excellent accreditation.

“We’re pleased to be handing over the new building on schedule, which will provide a stunning new home for the university’s engineering, mathematics and scientific researchers. As a centre of excellence, the new facility will open up new opportunities for research and innovation, helping to further bolster the University of Exeter’s world-leading reputation as a critical thinker in this field.”

“Exeter Science Park helps innovative science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical, or STEMM, companies to deliver extraordinary growth. This world-class facility will encourage collaboration and foster innovative products and services. We are pleased to see the building reaching this important milestone.”

The VSimulators team would like to thank all the Morgan Sindall staff involved in this project for their hard work, enthusiasm and collaboration, skilfully led by site manager Rob Buckler. Their support, particularly during the complicated logistical work required to install our state of the art motion platform and other equipment in the VSimulators chamber, is hugely appreciated.