Wow! What a busy few months it has been! Since our last progress update post (back in February!!!) so much has changed and progressed with the building project. The next few posts will be updates from the last few months with plenty of progress pictures!

March 2018

In March we saw fantastic progress with the copper cladding on the exterior of Catalyst which surrounds almost all of the building. It looks stunning in the sunlight and is a real feature of the building. Windows on the ground floor and roof lights on the third floor were fitted, making it feel much more like a building and less like a construction site (well, slightly!) and the plasterboard and plastering began on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.

Our interior designers, Nomad, provided a concept of the colour palette which will feature thoughout the building including in the bespoke furniture elements and throughout the loose furniture items such as chairs and sofas.

March also saw members of Directorate take a tour of Catalyst to catch up on progress and discuss the different spaces within the building. We think Vice-Chancellor, John Cater, and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Mark Allanson, were both very excited about the developments on campus.

Here are some progress pictures from March.

Copper Cladding – March 2018
Copper Cladding – March 2018
View from the main car park – March 2018
Third floor – 06.03.18
Third floor roof lights being fitted – 06.03.18
Third floor roof lights being fitted – – 06.03.18
Ground floor glazing begins to be fitted – 06.03.18
Ground floor windows – 06.03.18
Proposed colour scheme
Vice-Chancellor, John Cater and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Mark Allanson visit Catalyst


Lindsay McBride

Project Manager