Summer developments across the University

Over the summer, a number of developments and refurbishments took place across the University of Nottingham, with the majority now completed and ready for the start of term.

The new David Ross Sports Village

Opening in Autumn 2016, the new £40m David Ross Sports Village will create an outstanding, inspirational and accessible sports infrastructure for all. The state-of-the-art centre offers a huge range of facilities for all including a 200-station fitness suite, martial arts dojo, archery salle and sprint track. As well as supporting our elite athletes to perform at the highest level, it will also allow us to offer even more opportunities for everyone on campus to enjoy staying active.

You can sign up for your sports and fitness membership now for only £189 (until 9 October) which allows access to the David Ross Sports Village as well as our facilities at both Jubilee and Sutton Bonington campuses.

Developments to Portland Building

Many redevelopments have been taking place at the Portland Building to improve the student experience and provide a 24/7 communal space to relax, socialise, study and engage.

These improvements include the refurbishment of Mooch, the creation of an outdoor terrace area and the installation of a large outdoor television screen facing Portland Hill.

George Green Library

Most of the stock moves in George Green Library have now been completed and we are focusing on getting the new study areas ready for the start of term.

There is a fantastic choice of open areas for both group and silent study, as well as 12 group study rooms and 20 bookable individual study rooms. A silent study area on F floor is reserved for postgraduates and academic staff, there are four language labs and we are also preparing an assistive technology room to complement those in Hallward Library and the Djanogly Learning Resource Centre.

We are hoping to have most of the building open for week one but there are likely to be delays in some areas on level A following recovery work from the flood in June.

The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory

The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry (CNL) has completed on Jubilee Campus.

The impressive building, which sits on Triumph Road, aims to have a zero carbon footprint over the first 25 years of its existence. The state-of-the-art laboratories, will house up to 150 co-workers once fully occupied, and is mainly constructed from renewable materials, most notably engineered timber.

Professor Peter Licence, Director of the CNL, said: “We are delighted that the CNL is now open for business. The building offers highly efficient laboratory facilities that are almost entirely powered by renewable energy, providing an environment that offers world-class facilities with as small a carbon footprint as is possible.”

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