Your Bragg Building questions answered

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Sir William Henry Bragg Building have been added to the Campus Development website.

An artist's impression of the new Bragg Building

The £96m project is the largest single investment to date in our estate and will become home to the Schools of Computing and Physics & Astronomy, with direct links to the School of Chemistry and Faculty of Engineering.

From whether the roof will be a communal external area and how many lifts there are to an explanation of the ‘turn and learn’ teaching spaces, a wide range of topics are covered in the FAQ feature, which can be accessed here.

The questions arose out of the information event staged for staff and students on campus in March. 

The Bragg Centre for Materials Research will also be supported by this development. It will enable the discovery, creation, characterisation and exploitation of materials engineered at the atomic level.

This investment will foster a culture of inter-disciplinary working in the development of novel materials to address 21st Century challenges in many areas, including energy efficient computing, telecommunications, sustainable magnetic materials, sensors for use in biological systems and extreme or remote environments, pharmaceutical formulations, ‘smart foods’ and medical technologies.

The facility will include first-class laboratory and specialised teaching spaces, enabling cutting-edge research, and outstanding student experience, whilst enhancing the University’s research power and strengthening collaboration with industry.

Located on the north east quarter of campus, contractors started work on the new 15,700m2 building in March, with construction scheduled to run for two years.

Posted in: