Faculty refurbishment news and updates
Over the summer we'll see exciting changes within our Faculty estate with refurbishment of existing buildings and movement of departments and staff across the city and southern campus.
A beautiful environment
C floor of the Medical School, including the Health Sciences Library will undergo a major transformation, creating a superb open-plan social learning hub for the Faculty together with a new Library for study and research needs.
Seminar Rooms on B floor will also be refurbished and equipped with new AV facilities. These major developments will significantly enhance the environment that we offer to students and staff within the Faculty.
Importantly, we will be able to welcome the Academic Unit of Medical Education and staff into the Medical School from their present accommodation on Wilkinson Street.
Works will start at the the beginning of April and are due for completion before the start of the new academic session in October 2012.
Developments at the Northern General Hospital will see a major refurbishment of Samuel Fox House providing a new home to the Clinical Skills Centre, a facility vitally important for our undergraduate medical programme. Work onsite will commence in early May and will be complete by the end of September 2012.
As a consequence of both these projects, we'll see Faculty offices and staff currently based in the Medical School move into the newly refurbished Barber House (the former history building) opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on Glossop Road.
We'll also be welcoming the School of Nursing and Midwifery to this site in April when they leave their present home in Samuel Fox House.
Key dates and milestones
A brief overview of the next few months is given below. Of course plans may need change but we'll make sure we let you know.
Week Commencing 19 March
Mid to End March 2012
Mid to End April
Keeping you informed
It's really important that we keep everyone updated. We'll make sure you receive regular emails on progress and any delays to our projects.
If you are a medical student within the Faculty we'll also make sure that important announcements are posted via Minerva.
And of course we'll be contacting specific staff if they are affected by any of the office moves. Up-to-Date information of the refurbishment projects and organisational moves will be posted on this page.
You can also get more specific information on the Health Sciences Library services at http://www.shef.ac.uk/library/libnews/rhhrefurb
Follow our blog
A regular blog on the Faculty update webpages will bring you first hand reports from staff and students on progress of all our refurbishment projects and developments over the summer.
Want to ask a question?
If you have any queries regarding the refurbishments projects and departmental moves that are happening over the next few months then don't hesitate to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We've also got a Frequently Asked Questions page which might already provide the information you need.
If you're a student within the Faculty then you can also send your queries or concerns to Ben Holden, MedSoc President (email@example.com) or Sam Meadows (firstname.lastname@example.org), MedSoc Vice President who will pass them on.