Millions ploughed into Sheffield campus transformation

Artists' impression of Sheffield Hallam University's Collegiate Campus after its redevelopment
Artists' impression of Sheffield Hallam University's Collegiate Campus after its redevelopment
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A MULTI-million pound project is set to transform a Sheffield university campus.

Sheffield Hallam’s Collegiate Campus is to undergo a £25m revamp.

The project will see the construction of a new building to replace the current Heart of the Campus.

It will feature a new lecture theatre, study area, social space and cafe.

The new facilities - which will mainly be used by the university’s development and society and health and wellbeing faculties - are due to be completed by the end of 2014.

It is hoped the campus will boost the university’s bid to become one of the UK’s top 50 higher education institutes within the next three years.

Mark Swales, director of estates and facilities at Sheffield Hallam, said: “The university is committed to becoming a top 50 university and our campus is a key part of this.

“This redevelopment will give our students better facilities, provide better space for student support, learning support and the students union and improved accommodation and services for staff.

“We are working closely with the planners to ensure the new development will be innovative, allowing students, staff and the local community to better enjoy the environment and heritage.”

Work on the project, which involves the demolition of the current Heart of the Campus, Marshall Hall and Yorkon buildings, is set to begin this autumn.

Architects working on the scheme are HLM, an international firm with its head office in Sheffield.

Nick Beecroft, director of HLM, said: “The designs have developed into a green and sustainable building for the future.”