Learn to Fly

We’ve been a little quiet on the blog front this month, but that does not mean things have been quiet with the EHU Big Build!

Our Chair Fair was a great success with around 100 of you testing out the furniture and providing feedback, check out our Twitter and Facebook for the results!

We’ve also been testing some interesting furniture over in the Hub and the Library. A HushPod, Sound Station and PhonePod! These pieces are fitted with acoustic panels which reduce the noise from outside and keep conversations inside private.

If you haven’t tested these yet you’ll need to be quick, they’re here until the end of October. You can share your feedback with us via Facebook, Twitter or by emailing Lindsay McBride at [email protected]


We’ve also been working hard to organise the Interior Design Competition! An Invitation to Tender (ITT) has gone out to a number of interior design companies and provides them with a brief about the building, it’s purpose and guidance on the ‘look’ and ‘feel’ the building should have.
The companies will then be invited to attend a site visit in November and present their approach to the project to the stakeholder panel which should include A1 boards illustrating their proposed approach & design concept; a design report and the completed tender documentation.
The panel will be made up of colleagues from Learning Services, Student Services, Careers, The Student Union, Capital Projects & external consultants associated with the build.

We’ve also been getting out and about on campus at recent Open Days with our new exhibition stand and a fly-through of Catalyst! Certainly attracting attention from potential students and their parents!



Lindsay McBride
Project Manager

Everybody wants to be a cat

The cat is out of the bag! Our new name is….


A catalyst for change for the Edge Hill Community, creating a reaction and inspiring change.

Our new name is very fitting for our purpose within the Edge Hill Community. We are one of the first university’s in the UK to bring together the Library, Learning Services, Student Services and Careers all under one roof and offer a single enquiry point for students and staff.


Construction of Catalyst is progressing well and September has seen the installation of stairs, concrete floors and the start of the steelwork on the eastern side of the building.


We also launched our ‘Chair Fair’ this month and if you haven’t been to test them out yet, what are you waiting for?! Library Cat has chosen his favourite!


Grab a few pals and get a game of musical chairs on the go, just don’t forget to share your feedback with us and tell us which is your favourite chair before you leave! (The current winner is Chair No.14, it is pretty comfortable!)


The Chair Fair is taking place on the ground floor of the Library with a selection of 22 chairs from a number of suppliers for staff and students to try and will run until approximately 6th October.



Project Manager

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

It’s been a while since our last blog post and so much has happened over the last few months with Edge Hill’s Big Build! We aim to update you more frequently over the coming weeks and months and you can now follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more news and updates! @ehubigbuild

You can also keep up to date with how the build is progressing through our Live Webcam! The Webcam and GoPro are now up and running and both are situated on the top of Creative Edge in the Roof Garden.

The Webcam streams live 24/7 so you can keep an eye on progress at any time of the day https://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/src/live-webcam/

The GoPro also records 24/7 and will be used to create some timelapse videos as the build progresses. Keep an eye out on the blog and social media for a timelapse video coming soon!

Thanks to Dan Hall in our Media Production Team for setting these up!

We look forward to sharing more news and updates with you as the build progresses.

Lindsay McBride

Project Manager