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Hanson bricks add style to university extension


The new £8m School of Computing and Informatics at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton campus, is a four-storey building designed to provide the ultimate in practical, flexible working space. The layout includes a choice of general purpose teaching rooms, tutorial rooms, meeting rooms and social areas. The building also houses multimedia editing suites and specialist networked computer labs.

Adhering to a very high specification, the contemporary design ensures a mix of artificial and natural lighting to provide state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities in a high-tech, light-filled working environment.

Designed by Peart Bradley Architects, working with Rok/Sol specialist brickwork contractors, the material specified was Hanson’s Lincolnshire Red Sandstone Mix smooth red facing bricks. By choosing this brickwork, which in colour and overall appearance is reminiscent of the heritage of the Nottingham area years ago, the architects and builders have achieved a practical, solid modern building that represents the optimum in 21st century design and construction.

The building of the new Computing and Informatics Building was a significant part of a major regeneration project designed to update much of the university’s estate to meet the growing and ever changing needs of the faculty and students, both present and future.

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