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Beatrice Shilling Building awarded national commendation for impact

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Beatrice Shilling Building awarded national commendation for impact

  • Date01 November 2019

The new Beatrice Shilling Building provides a creative environment to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to succeed, achieve their goals and make a difference.

Shilling Electronic Engineering department

On Wednesday 9 October, our Beatrice Shilling Building was awarded 'highly commended' in the 'Social Infrastructure Project of the Year' category at the British Construction Industry Awards, for delivering exceptional social impact for its stakeholders.

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, officially opened the building earlier this year, saying: “The building reflects the ethos of the new Electronic Engineering degree - creative and sustainable, with space for collaboration and group projects.”

Students are benefitting from a new building that was designed to develop a creative approach to study, learning and research. It comprises large, modern lecture spaces for teaching and has technical facilities and equipment, collaborative working spaces, research and project fabrication resources and computing and electronics laboratories. There is also a field laboratory on the roof with solar panels and a wind turbine to enable hands-on practical experience with alternative energy generation. 

Designed by Stride Treglown Architects and constructed by Osborne, this short video shows the building vision


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