University of Nottingham HEDQF Reference Visit September 2018

Date & Time: 15th September 2018

55 HEDQF members visited University of Nottingham in September to take a look around the latest buildings and hear from the University’s Estates team on their plans for future development which places students at the heart of the campus aligned with their Global 2020 Vison.

The day was hosted at Make Architects’ new Teaching and Learning Hub (TLH), which opened for the new student term.

Delegates heard from the Pro Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, Professor Sarah O’Hara, who spoke on the significant step change in strategy for the future of educational provision at the University  – specifically for ‘Generation Alpha’ – and the need to go beyond the ordinary in building design. This was followed by the new Director of Estates, Linda Goodacre, who talked about the University’s plans to deliver that step change.

David Patterson from Make Architects talked about how the welcoming and flexible spaces within the TLH will deliver a broad spectrum of adaptable teaching and learning environments. And how the building achieved excellent value for money through a rigorous design approach and maximising building efficiency/occupancy. Patrick Nee from Hopkins ended with a comprehensive presentation on the expansion and redevelopment of the George Green Library, the most used library on the University’s campus.

A tour of both buildings then followed.

HEDQF thanks Make and Hopkins for sponsoring the event and University of Nottingham for accommodating yet another very successful reference visit.

For further information please contact:

Sarah Worth or Liz Glassford at Make
+44 (0)20 7636 5151
press@makearchitects.com

or

Mandy Hooker
admin@hedqf.org

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