The latest addition to University Park campus at the University of Nottingham is the Teaching and Learning Hub. Positioned adjacent to Hallward Library and in the centre of campus, this will provide a much needed boost to the University’s teaching requirements. The new £20 million Teaching and Learning Hub will create a 5,000m2 teaching facility including a collaborative 300 seat lecture theatre, performing arts space, differing size teaching rooms, social learning hub and staff offices.
The development was commissioned as part of a £500 million capital investment plan for the university which runs from 2014 to 2020 and includes new buildings at University Park, Jubilee Campus and in Sutton Bonington. The building was designed by Make architects and built by Kier Construction. We were awarded the contract to supply all loose furniture for the new building in spring 2017.
The Teaching & Learning Building tender heavily focused on the design and space planning of the building. We were awarded the contract based on our design capabilities and the services we could offer. The knowledge and experience our team offered enabled us to facilitate end user focus groups, client workshops, sample demonstrations and complete project management with budget control.
We have been the approved supplier to the University of Nottingham since 2007. We have built strong working relationships with their Estates and Purchasing teams as well as many end users. The confidence they have in BOF is predicated on our proven competencies and capabilities to deliver large scale complex capital projects.
We are extremely pleased with the furniture and services provided by bof. Their professional approach and ability to collaborate with our architects, project team and client ensured the project ran smoothly and achieved a very high standard.
James Hale, Senior Capital Projects Officer, University of Nottingham