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