The new building: named after Dame Sarah Swift, a 19th Century nursing leader who founded the Royal College of nursing, will be home to the University of Lincoln’s Schools of Health & Social Care and Psychology.
The, 5,500 sq m structure will consist of a five storey teaching department, central core access, laboratories and other modern facilities.
The original project saw the idea of piling, with concrete filling and large cantilevers. With limited access due to the location of the site near a railway, a new solution was sought.
Design2e were instructed by the contractor with a starting cost for the project totalling £13.896 million, while the project budget was £12.2 Million. Design2e were able to smartly and efficiently get the figure to £11.706 Million, which is £1.3 Million under budget.
This was achieved through the removal of piling, removal of the drop beams created a more economically effective solution. We were able to provide a solution that saw a reduced number of columns, saving in time and cost of construction.
The build site was the location of Roman remains, which needed great care when dealing with the load bearing and construction. Design2e’s smart solution meant that the remains were not touched and they also carried no load.