Advanced manufacturing building
This state-of-the-art 9,000m2 research facility on a former brownfield site is located within the University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus.
The building is an expansion of the university’s faculty of engineering, with laboratories, modern workshops and offices for research activities, including nano-scale production, robotics and large-scale aerospace demonstrator components. It also houses teaching facilities for foundation-level engineering students.
The facility achieved an impressive EPC ‘A’ rating and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. The building was designed to perform to the highest lifecycle standards therefore reducing future maintenance costs.
The building is owned and operated by the university.
Currie & Brown supported the University of Nottingham’s £23 million investment, which included £5 million of funding support through D2N2 and a £1 million Wolfson Foundation award.
Under the provisions of the university’s quantity surveying framework, Currie & Brown was appointed to provide cost consultancy and risk management services for pre- and post-contract quantity surveying services for this landmark project.
The project was successfully awarded on budget through a robust set of employer’s requirements and proactive cost planning and value engineering.
Balancing cost and quality was also an important part of ensuring value for money on this project. We used our experience to keep the momentum going within the project team, to successfully achieve university gateway submissions.