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Construction underway for new £5m seminar building at Robinson College

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To mark the start of construction work at the new seminar building for Robinson College Cambridge, The Senior Tutor, Bill Nolan and The Facilities Manager, Bill McKim have both assisted in the installation of one of the 61 piles that will support the new building.

The 1,000 square metre, steel framed two-storey building has been designed by Cambridge architect, RH Partnership and will be built by East Anglia based, Barnes Construction, who recently received awards for the construction work carried out at Clare College and Corpus Christi College in Cambridge.

When completed in summer 2015, the seminar building will provide a much needed addition to the College's supervision and teaching facilities.

Located on Adams Road, the main cycle route into Cambridge, the permanent structure has been designed to create extra space to accommodate the academic requirements of the College.  The resulting space will consist of a well-appointed and equipped plenary flat-floored room offering classroom facilities for 80 people. This will be supported by three teaching rooms each with capacity for 15 people which can also be combined into a single room offering a capacity for 50. The building will be self-contained and ideal for quiet learning within the College campus.

Bill Nolan commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce the development of a new seminar building. This is an incredibly exciting project for the College, which will enhance and extend our teaching spaces and will greatly benefit the College’s academic community.”

Pictured is Mark Hart, Construction Director, Barnes Construction, Bill Nolan, Robinson College Senior Tutor and Bill McKim, Robinson College Facilities Manager.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 September 2014 13:29 )