The construction team at Morgan Sindall have been busy on site to facilitate the refurbishment works of the buildings that will soon be home to Reuben College. These preliminary works include maintenance and waterproofing in the basement levels of the Worthington building, which will host the new Collections Teaching and Research Centre for the University's four museums, as well as the Digital Innovation Studio for Reuben College. A range of investigatory and decontamination works are required to begin the conversion of the Inorganic Chemistry Lab into our new college dining hall.
The Main Contract Works will begin in October and continue for approximately one year. Luckily, even with the delays caused by COVID-19 restrictions and the unanticipated discovery of asbestos and chemical contamination in some of the buildings, the contractors confirm that we are on schedule to open our buildings in time for students' arrival in October 2021.
The building site has now been secured with a combination of hard hoardings and temporary fencing along the perimeter. We'd like to express our huge thanks to Morgan Sindall for facilitating the installation of some beautiful designs along the hoardings, that both explain the purpose of the building works and direct visitors to the nearby museums, which now are open again to the public.
Find out more about how the museums have reopened to visitors:
Read our previous building update.
You can view a gallery of the hoarding images below: