Centre for Teaching and Learning
Status: Under construction
Work began: December 2017
Work due to be completed: September 2019
Cost: £40 million
Partners: Turner and Townsend, Galliford Try, Faulkner Brown Architects, Space Architects, BuroHappold Engineers, Cundall, LUC, OOBE, DPP Planning, Hickton
Brief: Deliver a Centre for Teaching and Learning with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and learning at Lower Mountjoy
Project sponsor: Professor Alan Houston
Operational lead: Dr Tony Fawcett
Estates project manager: Simon Watt
Durham University Strategy, 2017-2027 aims to deliver education that is challenging, enabling, research-led and transformative, taking advantage of the latest digital technologies, welcoming talented students from all backgrounds and producing critically and socially engaged global citizens and graduates capable of fulfilling their full career potential.
The new Centre for Teaching and Learning will host a wide range of learning environments and technologies, including new classrooms that will allow students to share courses in real time with students from peer institutions from around the world.
There will be lecture theatres, teaching rooms, education labs where new teaching and training methods can be developed, student learning zones and catering facilities.
Outside term time the Centre will allow the University to host major academic conferences which will support the wider economic impact the University makes to Durham City, County and North East England.