University Council has approved a business case for the development of a 4th Wing for the Wolfson Research Institute, the expansion of Durham Business School activities at Queen's and the introduction of a Pharmacy degree.
The new wing of Wolfson will house the Tees Valley GP Training Scheme on the ground floor and Durham Business School Post Graduate programmes at Queen's on the first floor; both floors will be accessed from the current building. Our plan indicates a start date of July 2011 for construction work on the 4th Wing with a target completion date of August 2012.
The main elements of the proximity works associated with the project include:
- Moving Careers Service from the Library to the ground floor of Ebsworth, thus releasing additional space for Library use.
- Creating a Careers Service "shop front" into the Ebsworth foyer, where Reception and Security are presently located, and conversion of D29 and D30 (seminar rooms) into Careers Service space.
- Moving Reception and Security into newly created rooms in the Ebsworth foyer
- Converting Café Aroma into a Post Graduate study area
- Creating a new Café Aroma in D27, the old gym room on the ground floor of Ebsworth, with additional access from the car park
There are other areas that will be impinged upon too, but these are the main elements of the plan that will have a significant effect on access to rooms in Ebsworth this summer.
It is anticipated that these works will start in June 2011 but some areas may not be completed in time for the start of the new term in October 2011.
There are implications of this in relation to room bookings that have already been made and we are working with those affected to ensure suitable alternative arrangements are put in place wherever possible.
If however you are planning activity between June and October 2011 and a room booking has not yet been made can you please e:mail as soon as possible to:
We will do whatever we can to ensure your needs are met but it may not be possible to provide your first choice room. To assist with easing pressure on those rooms that are still available, it would be very much appreciated if staff could use offices wherever it is practicable to do so.