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New creative space in Streatham Court

A new creative space is being built in the southeast courtyard of Streatham Court, at the University of Exeter Business School, Streatham Campus.

The Business School prides itself on its professional, flexible learning environment and this new creative space demonstrates the School’s commitment to providing a world-class entrepreneurship business education.

The new creative space aims to enhance the students’ learning journey by providing space for them to develop contemporary business skills in creative problem solving, technology, and the circular economy, and supports them in growing vital entrepreneurial skills to enrich their future career prospects.

The area has been specifically designed to provide the tools, materials and space to motivate students to experiment, collaborate and explore ideas. It will offer opportunity for ‘messy making’ to enable education delivery utilising contemporary learning methods such as Lego Play, design sprints, and rapid prototyping.

The space will adapt to multiple requirements that can be used for group teaching, student project work and student and staff events. The open plan layout of the facility will accommodate 40 people (8 groups of 5), with a maximum space for up to 50 people.

The project supports the university’s ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions and improve sustainability standards. The design team is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for the building, meaning it will be of high sustainable performance for the environment, natural resources and the wellbeing of people in the new facility.

Plans for the creative space

Construction work to create the creative space in Streatham Court started on Monday 28 February.

We will keep colleagues updated on activity and provide advanced notice of disruption in the area to support you to plan your work activities on campus. Information on planned activity and potential disruption can be found in the ‘Upcoming works’ tab.

If you have an urgent issue to report to the construction team or major concerns about the noise levels, please contact the project manager, Adrian Duffell on: 07768 640413 or email a.m.duffell@exeter.ac.uk

If you have any concerns about the construction project please get in contact with the College Management team directly by emailing Matt Davey (UEB Director of Operations).

If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch by emailing the project team at campusdevelopment@exeter.ac.uk 

We thank you for your patience while we create the new and exciting makerspace in the Business School on Streatham Campus. 

 

Upcoming works

Construction work to create the creative space in Streatham Court began in February 2022.

Below you will find an update on the construction work happening for the next few weeks, including advanced notice of possible disruption in the area.

We hope you find this update helpful and it allows you to plan your activity on campus where possible.

Below are details of the upcoming works:

Date

Details

Noise levels

Wed 29 June to Wed 6 July

The steel frame for the building will be delivered and installed on site throughout the week. This will create ongoing high noise in the area.

Due to the dry weather there is an increased likelihood of dust in the area.

High

Wed 6 to Fri 8 July

The team will paint the steel frame to increase fire safety performance. We advise colleagues in offices close to the site to close windows while the painting takes place. The paint is not toxic but may smell.

Low

Mon 11 to Fri 15 July

The cladding steel supports will be installed to the main steel frame. This will create ongoing medium noise in the area.

Due to the dry weather there is an increased likelihood of dust in the area.

Medium

 

We strongly advise colleagues working in offices close to the construction site to close their windows the prevent dust from entering, and to make use of the available hot desks in the Business School away from the disruption of the site. Hot desks are located in the following areas:

  • Xfi G10: eight desks available (shared office with Professional Services).
  • Streatham Court 0.87 (external facing away from the construction site): eight desks available.

To book a desk in either location please contact the Academic Support Administrators (ASA), email business-school-academic-support@exeter.ac.uk

Below is an image that shows where the construction site and the contractor’s compound will be located, as well as the relocated accessible bays and pedestrian access routes.Streatham Court permit holder car parking bays have been temporarily changed to accessible bays for the duration of the project. There are now four accessible parking bays at the front of Streatham Court, immediately adjacent to the entrance from Rennes Drive. If you require an accessible car parking bay and you are struggling to park close to the Business School, please let us know. Please contact the project team at: campusdevelopment@exeter.ac.uk.

Creative space site v2

Streatham Court permit holder car parking bays will be temporarily changed to accessible bays for the duration of the project to allow the construction compound to be located in the area of the car park closest to southeast courtyard. Pedestrian access around the site compound will be maintained, however there may be times when colleagues and students are asked to wait while materials are transported between the two areas. An emergency access route will be kept clear around the construction site at all times.

Contact us

If you have an urgent issue to report to the construction team or major concerns about the noise levels, please contact the project manager, Adrian Duffell on: 07768 640413 or email a.m.duffell@exeter.ac.uk

If you have any concerns about the construction project please get in contact with the College Management team directly by emailing Katie Finch (UEB Business Manager) or Matt Davey (UEB Director of Operations).

If you have any queries or questions about the construction project please email campusdevelopment@exeter.ac.uk and we will get back to you.