Abertay University announces major campus investment


7th March 2016

A phased programme of works will see its key science laboratories remodelled and upgraded, and the creation of a new science suite for teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

The works will also involve creating an exciting new exterior with recladding of part of the University’s main Kydd Building.

Externally, the project will extend Abertay’s characteristic ‘green and terracotta’ campus style across more of the building, as well as contributing to reducing its environmental impact by improving its energy efficiency.

Internally, the project will create several hundred square metres of modern, up-to-date teaching and research accommodation, with much more natural daylight and greater flexibility of use.

The investment will be a significant upgrade of existing laboratories.

These laboratories and teaching spaces are currently occupied by Abertay’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), one of its four main academic units.

SET will use the new facilities for its teaching and research activities across a range of courses in science and technology that require specialist laboratories.

The works will begin over the summer and continue until the end of the year, with the most disruptive phases scheduled for the summer vacation.

Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Abertay University, said:  “This is an important project for Abertay.  Although like all Scottish universities we are facing some financial challenges, we are committed to investing in top-notch facilities for our staff and students.” 

Caption:  Picture shows the north wing of Abertay University’s Kydd Building showing (left) the location of the investment in new laboratories and recladding, which will follow the style of the part of the building (right) refurbished in 2009/10.

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