Advanced manufacturing building
A state-of-the-art 9,000m2 research facility on a former brownfield site located within the University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus.
The new building will be an expansion of the university’s faculty of engineering, laboratories, modern workshops and offices for research activities, including nano-scale production, robotics and large-scale aerospace demonstrator components. It will also house teaching facilities for foundation-level engineering students.
The facility has been designed to achieve an impressive EPC ‘A’ rating and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. The building is also to perform to the highest lifecycle standards in the future, reducing maintenance costs.
The building is owned and operated by the university.
Currie & Brown are supporting the University of Nottingham with a £23 million investment, which includes £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 were 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 utilised our experience to keep the momentum going within the project team, to successfully achieve university gateway submissions.