University of Sheffield wins approval for new social sciences facility
July 15, 2017 – The University of Sheffield, located in England, has secured planning consent from Sheffield City Council for its new social sciences facility.
The proposed building will serve as a new home for the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences. It will offer a wide range of disciplines under the same roof for the first time. The facility will also feature a research hub.
Designed by HLM, the building will feature ground source heat pumps. It is expected to achieve a BREEAM outstanding rating.
The proposed sports centre on Northumberland Road, which was also approved by the planning committee, will provide a new swimming pool and increased gym capacity.
The new Social Sciences building will be built on an existing 3g pitch on Northumberland Road, The proposals will also allow the university to develop a new 3g hockey pitch there, along with associated changing and shower facilities.
Construction on the building will start in early 2018, with an expected completion date of spring 2020. Work on the proposed new sports centre would begin once the Social Sciences building is complete.