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Huge investment in University engineering facilities

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Meg Munn MP was delighted to attend the traditional topping out ceremony at the Diamond - a brand new £81 million engineering building at the University of Sheffield. Opening in September 2015, it will be the University’s largest in teaching and learning

It will be a fantastic place for modern interdisciplinary teaching. As well as specialist engineering teaching facilities, the building will also house a range of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, open-plan learning spaces, library services and social spaces, including a café.

Over the next couple of months The Diamond will acquire its dramatic external facade of anodised aluminium, and work is already well underway to complete the internal layout, which includes a chemical engineering pilot plant, a semi-conductor clean room, a flight simulator and control room and a virtual reality suite. The building will also include an extension of the University’s award-winning Information Commons, with around 1000 innovative study spaces

Meg said:

“The investment in the Diamond is testament to the University’s commitment to see engineering at the heart of the region’s economy. With a fantastic new building to look forward to it is little wonder that there has been a 25% increase in the number of students wishing to study engineering at the University of Sheffield this year. I look forward to the building work being completed and the Diamond welcoming its first students later this year.”

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Meg and Councillor Leigh Bramall at The Diamond

Meg and Councillor Leigh Bramall at The Diamond

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