Recently completed projects
The last two years have seen massive investment, including £6 million in outstanding new sports facilities and the completion of Heart of the Campus at Collegiate Crescent.
Heart of the Campus
This new £27 million development at Collegiate Campus opened in September 2014, creating a fantastic experience for students at our Collegiate Campus and dramatically improving the skyline for the local community.
Architecturally, the building is separated into a series of pavilions connected by a central atrium and glazed links which allow views to listed villas beyond.
Each of these pavilions uses a palette of materials appropriate to the scale and the conservation area in which it sits, while all the blocks are united by public art commissioned from artist Chris Tipping.
Chris has used carving and etching onto the building fabric to reflect the site's historical context in the Sheffield steel industry - as well as the deer park which used to sit on the site, with a stunning large stag on one facade.
The building houses:
- innovative teaching spaces
- learning spaces to facilitate collaboration and using new technologies
- a moot court
- our Law Clinic
- psychology labs
- a catering outlet
- a comprehensive Student Service Centre
- access to gym facilities
- dedicated Students' Union space
- the main reception for the campus
Sustainable features of the build include:
- ground source heat pumps for underfloor heating and cooling
- a smart building management system which controls thermal comfort and lighting and minimises energy use
- occupancy and daylight sensors for light and ventilation
- low energy cooling and some natural ventilation
- renewable energies including photovoltaic panels
- secure cycle parking
- green roof technologies
- rainwater harvesting
At each stage of the build, staff, students, the local community and other stakeholders were involved through open forums, presentations and workshops.
Heart of the Campus redevelopment – installation of Willow and Chestnut Court
Willow and Chestnut Court are in full use for teaching, catering and events including open days. Feedback so far is excellent.
'Once you're inside you would never know they are temporary.'
Lecturer, College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences
Hallam Hall had a dramatic makeover including the installation of fantastic new lighting and sound facilities. The hall is one of our most flexible venues – it can hold up to 170 guests for dinner and up to 290 for theatre-style events.
Learning centre refurbishments
Levels 5 and 6 were completed in the Adsetts Learning Centre. We created a group study floor on level 5 and we will be introducing more bookable group booths and group meeting rooms. Level 6 is for quiet study and now has a new layout.
Surrey Medical Centre
Improvements were made to level one of Surrey Building to improve the Student Wellbeing provision and enable Hallam Physiotherapy Service and Staff Wellness to move into the area, creating a one-stop shop for staff and student wellness. Find out more.
Heartspace – level 2, Atrium
A partial refurbishment of the Heartspace cafe took place to create a modern social space that would enhance the Atrium and support whole new ways of using this space – including eating and drinking, socialising, accessing IT, relaxing group working and conferences.
Public realm improvements
The University worked in partnership with the City Council to improve the pavements, lighting and physical environment along Arundel Street and Charles Street in the Cultural Industries Quarter to help reduce traffic speeds and increase pedestrian and cyclist safety.