In April 2011 work began on the visionary BREEAM* 'Outstanding' classified building which will be home to the Environment and Sustainability Institute. The milestones below track progress. Please note that future milestones and construction dates are subject to change as the project develops.
|November 2012||The Environment and Sustainability Institute is functionally complete and begins to be occupied; its official opening will be in Spring 2013, details to follow.|
|February 2012||The 30 meter tower crane, essential during the earlier stages of the ESI construction, leaves the site.|
|January 2012||The mechanical and electrical design is completed.|
|November 2011||The internal fit-out of the ESI begins.|
|October 2011||The concrete frame of the ESI is complete.|
|April 2011||Main construction work begins on the Environment and Sustainability Institute following a Turf Cutting Ceremony on the 1st April.|
|March 2011||Main construction contracts to be awarded for the Environment and Sustainability Institute.|
|November 2010||Enabling works start in preparation for building the Environment and Sustainability Institute.|
|July 2010||Funding approval is received from the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) and EU Convergence European Regional Development Fund on the 20th July 2010.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) supports the Environment and Sustainability Institute by agreeing to additional student numbers on the Cornwall Campus.
|January 2010||A comprehensive business case is submitted seeking £30 million investment over three years from the Convergence Programme for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).|
|September 2009||The Environment and Sustainability Institute Commissioning Panel is set up as a combined venture between the University and the SWRDA.
Membership is drawn from the academic, public services and business communities and Sir Robin Nicholson appointed to Chair the Panel.
The work of the Commissioning Panel is instrumental in developing the research themes, business engagement strategy and guiding overall development of the business case.
|July 2009||Design Architect appointed (BDP) following competitive tender.|
|November 2008||The Environment and Sustainability Institute project is commissioned.|
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Visit the Tremough Campus-Creating a World Class Campus website to track progress of the ESI building and other ambitious developments on the Cornwall Campus.