Health & Social Care and Psychology are two of the largest Schools in the University, and the number of Nursing students at the University has grown rapidly since 2012.
The facility will house specialist teaching and research spaces for both Schools, as well as general teaching and learning facilities for use by the wider University.
Health & Social Care
The building will bring the whole School of Health & Social Care together in one location for the first time, replacing its existing facilities in the Think Tank and Bridge House. It will include advanced clinical simulation facilities for the School’s Nursing programmes, as well as tutorial, social learning and office space for the School’s students and staff.
The building will also collocate the whole School of Psychology for the first time, replacing the School’s existing facilities in the Minerva Building and Bridge House.
The collocation of Health & Social Care and Psychology in the new building will facilitate the development of interdisciplinary interactions between students and staff in both Schools. The building will also provide purpose-built space for the College of Social Science’s growing Centre for Professional Development and its interdisciplinary teaching and research activities.
The Sarah Swift Building will be located on Brayford Wharf East, to the north of the David Chiddick Building:
The project will also allow for the improvement of public space between the Sarah Swift Building and the David Chiddick Building (the green space highlighted on the plan).
Enabling works are underway, including the demolition of existing structures on the construction site. Main construction is due to start in November, and the building is expected to open early in 2017.
The University is committed to maintaining and developing state-of-the-art facilities which offer an environment where great teaching and research can flourish.
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