Wave goodbye to the construction site next to the Guild. It has been replaced by newly renovated Teaching Hub 502. Work was completed in August 2018, adding teaching space to central campus.
The former student services building was completely gutted by the University of Liverpool Construction Company (Special Projects) Ltd (ULCCO- SP), in a project lasting 54 weeks.
Teaching Hub 502 has two floors. The ground floor houses a large reception, several teaching rooms and brand new social and group study rooms. It has added some much needed PC suites, which are sure to help the exam time computer shortage.
The first floor boasts three new lecture theatres of 266, 317 and 326 seats. Also an 80 seat collaborative teaching hub and a further 80 seats of flexible teaching space. There is more social study space here to be used by all students.
Decorated in shades of lime, blue and grey, the new teaching space has a relaxed atmosphere while at the same time feeling very spacious and modern. Steps have been taken to maximise energy efficiency, including energy efficient lighting, new windows to minimise heat lose and the installation of a new heating system.
The ULCCO-SP came into being during the construction of Crown Place, and are now responsible for much of the building work we are currently seeing on campus.
Student’s attitudes to Teaching Hub 502 will remain to be seen but on first impressions it appears as if the renovations are paying off as 502 is delivering on good social study and up-to-date lecture theatres.
Many thanks to Andy Murphy from Facilities, Residential and Commercial Services for supplying professional photographs.