The start of term in September 2015 saw the opening of the University’s new £81 million Diamond building – our largest ever investment in teaching and learning.
Located on the site of the former Jessop's Hospital, opposite St. George's Church, the Diamond creates a fantastic place for modern interdisciplinary teaching, and also provides specialist engineering teaching facilities, a range of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, open-plan learning spaces, library services and social spaces, including a café.
The Vision for the Diamond has been to give staff and students the ability to move between formal and informal learning situations in new and exciting ways. A variety of environments with different types of study spaces - low density study spaces, enabling effective long duration study and enabling 100% occupancy to be achieved without degradation of study space quality and collaborative workspaces to enhance strong learner support provision.
See below for the architects fly-through of the building;
The Diamond's Facilities