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Chemistry F block

Chemistry F block

artist impression of new C block for chemistry

New Chemistry F block

Project timescale

Start Jan 2013
Completed Spring 2014



Project manager

Michael Ross

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As part of a £20 million phased redevelopment of the Department of Chemistry, modern new facilities are being provided for both research and undergraduate laboratories. The first stage of this exciting development began with the £6.5 million E block.

The new F block, completed in Spring 2014, is a brand-new two-storey building with modern teaching laboratories on the ground floor, providing outstanding professional-standard training facilities for the scientists of tomorrow.

Dame Ellen opens the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

On the upper floor, the building houses our Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, a world leading research centre, which aims to promote the development of green and sustainable chemistry and related technologies.

New teaching labs were opened by the first female President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Professor Lesley Yellowlees and Senior Education Advisor to the Wellcome Trust, Professor Sir John Holman. Dame Ellen MacArthur opened the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence.

What the new facilities in F block provide

Within the new F block, the ground floor teaching areas include a spacious wet laboratory with 80 energy-efficient two-person fumehoods, a large instrument room containing an extensive range of modern analytical equipment for chemical analysis, a dedicated NMR laboratory and a computational lab housing 24 PCs.

Project part-financed by the European Union European Regional Development Fund