Austin-Smith:Lord has unwrapped this learning and teaching building at Teesside University in Middlesborough
The new £20 million four-storey teaching block features learning spaces, conference facilities, multi-purpose areas for reception, exhibition and events, classrooms and a large lecture theatre.
The 1,476m² scheme forms part of Austin-Smith:Lord’s £30 million masterplan for the newly-pedestrianised campus.
Mike Yates, director of Austin-Smith:Lord, said: ‘The new building is about more than just upgrading the facilities, it has a strategic purpose to raise the profile of the University, and project its aspirations and values by providing an exemplary environment for students and staff.
‘The Curve provides a physical and symbolic embodiment of Teesside University’s ethos to be a leader in higher education.’
Malcom Page, chief operating officer of Teesside University, added: ’The Curve is a stunning building and the campus as a whole has been transformed – it is completely unrecognisable compared with how it looked 18 months ago.’
The Curve, Teeside University by Austin-Smith:Lord
Type of project university
Client Teeside University
Project manager Pozzoni Evolve
Quantity surveyor Summers Inman
M&E engineer Halcrow Yolles
Structural engineer Halcrow Yolles
CDMC Summers Inman
Fire engineer Tenos
Acoustic consultant Halcrow Yolles
BREEAM Assessor Halcrow Yolles
Form of contract Design and Build
Cost £20 million