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Work begins on Libeskind's Durham Uni physics centre

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Construction has started on starchitect Daniel Libeskind’s £11.5 million building to house Durham University’s physics researchers

Due for completion late next year, the 2,300m² three-storey building will house: 80 new offices for professors, lecturers, doctoral and postdoctoral students; an ‘interaction’ space; a research outreach area; and meeting rooms.

Libeskind landed the scheme in July 2013, which will be home to the Institute for Computational Cosmology, after seeing off FaulknerBrowns Architects.


Contractor Interserve is aiming for a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Project data

Architects Studio Daniel Libeskind
Location Durham City
Type of project Education
Structural Engineers ARUP   
Client Durham University
Tender date August/September 2014
Start on site date June 2015
Contract duration 16 months
Gross internal floor area 2,300m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Single Stage Design & Build
Total cost £11.5M
M&E consultant ARUP                  
Quantity surveyor Summers Inman
Principal Designer Summers Inman
Main contractor Interserve Construction               



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