On course for completion for the new engineering and computing building

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Friday 06 May 2011

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The new home for Coventry University’s Faculty of Engineering and Computing takes a significant leap forward next week with the completion of the main structure of the new £55m development.

The state-of-the art building, which was designed by Arup Associates, is being built by Vinci Construction and is part of the University’s overall £160m redevelopment plan for the city centre based campus.

It will bring under one roof a range of imaginative learning spaces, laboratories, workshops and lecture theatres.

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Brian Kelsey, will be the guest of honour on Thursday 12 May at the topping out ceremony and will be getting a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of the six storey building.

As well as the Lord Mayor, there will be representatives from all the key parties in attendance as well as students of the University who will eventually occupy the building.

The Engineering and Computing building will be completed by the summer of 2012 in time for the start of the 2012/13 university year.

For further information, contact Ali Bushnell, External Press and Media Relations Officer, Coventry University on +44 (0)24 7688 8245 or email ali.bushnell@coventry.ac.uk.