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Accommodation & Estates Developments

Teaching and Learning Centre

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

The Teaching and Learning Centre

The Teaching and Learning Centre

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Watch the latest video of the Teaching and Learning Centre taking shape as work progressed through September.


View the latest progress on site via these two camera feeds, which update every 10 minutes

View from the Ogden Centre

View towards Durham Cathedral


More information:

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.

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