University lodges application for 370,000 sq ft Science and Engineering Precinct

The University of Warwick has submitted a major planning application to create a Science and Engineering Precinct, designed to strengthen its existing world-class activities.

A three-phased approach over ten years will create a 370,000 sq ft hub for Science, Engineering and Medicine education and research, with ambitious sustainability aspirations including Passivhaus design principles and a low-carbon design.

The planning application to Coventry City Council will enable the demolition and redevelopment of existing buildings to make way for a Science and Engineering facility as well as an Energy Innovation Centre.

Work will also involve the removal of a 250-space car park, relocation of a bus stop and the diversion of services infrastructure including lighting.

The timeframe for the enabling works to be undertaken is between late spring 2024 to spring 2025 and subject to planning permission being granted.

Construction of the whole three phases of development is likely to be completed in 2023.

Mace has been appointed as project manager, BDP the architect and Arup for building services design.