The University has initiated a £29 million pound phased redevelopment of the Department of Chemistry. New state-of-the-art facilities will be provided for both research and undergraduate laboratories.
The first stage of this exciting development involved the completion (in summer 2012) of phase 2 of the Dorothy Hodgkin Research Building at a cost of £9.4 million. This provides additional accommodation for about 100 researchers.
In a second development (part funded by the ERDF), a new two-storey building will be constructed. On the ground floor, state-of-the-art teaching laboratories will provide outstanding professional-standard training facilities for the scientists of tomorrow. On the upper floor, the building will house our Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, a world leading research centre which aims to promote the development and implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and related technologies into new products and processes. View video walk-through and gallery of images.
View a press release from the design and construction team, Vinci Construction UK.
For additional promotional information, including how the new buildings will help us to achieve our vision for Chemistry at York
View an image of our construction site, which will be updated every minute.
View a video of the demolition of C-Block (1:57) Music: "October" by Bruce Lenkei (http://lenkeidesign.com)
Project part funded by ERDF