New Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science building
Fly through of the new Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Building
A sneak peek of what the new Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science building will look like once complete in 2020/21 Video courtesy of GSS Architecture.
Status: Under construction
Work began: November 2018
Work due to be completed: September 2020
Partners: Ryder Architects, Gardiner & Theobald LLP, Sir Robert McAlpine, DPP Planning
Brief: Develop a new building for the Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science departments
Project sponsor: Patrick Hussey
Estates Manager: Simon Watt
Within the Durham Univeristy Strategy, 2017-2027, both Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science were identified for significant growth. To facilitate this, a brand new building is now being constructed to house the departments, on the University campus site at Upper Mountjoy. Planning permission was granted for the project on 4 September, following a public consultation event in April 2018.
Construction began in early November 2018. The new building will be ready for use in the academic year 2020/21.
The £40 million project will provide state-of-the-art learning, teaching and study spaces. The departments plan to double their undergraduate student numbers by 2026/27 and increase their numbers of postgraduate researchers, as well as academic and support staff.
The building has been designed to facilitate greater integration of students and staff, and to further develop synergies between Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science. The scheme also includes an enterprise hub – to support student-led innovation – another key focus of the University Strategy.
Temporary footpath diversion
Staff travelling between Hollingside Lane and the Upper Mountjoy site are advised that a temporary footpath diversion is in place whilst improvements are made to the existing footpath. The diversion will in place for the duration of this term.
Work is being carried out to improve the surfacing and the lighting of the path, ensuring its safety for staff and student users. This forms part of the re-development of the site for the Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science building, which will involve more pedestrians using the path when the building opens in September 2020.
Please see the map below for more details of the diversion.
- Footpath diversion (last modified: 21 September 2018)