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This is intended to act a summary page for all of the various developments taking place and planned for Queen's.


International and Postgraduate Student Centre

Approved and under construction

Refurbishment of Lynn Building including reorganising entrance with reduced ground floor level, new ramp to south elevation and new void to first floor.

Work is due to start on the refurbishment of the Lynn Library to create a new International and Postgraduate Student Centre offering teaching, quiet study, group study and social spaces. The project is part of the University’s Capital Development Plan for the next ten years which will see £350 million invested in a number of transformational projects which will underpin our drive to attract global talent to Queen’s and to Belfast.

The works commence today, Tuesday 18 March 2014, with the erection of hoarding around the building. Works which will be completed by Easter 2015.





School of Law and Peter Froggatt Centre

Approved and under construction

Queen's University Belfast main site tower redevelopment to provide a new School of Law and student cafe/amenity area incorporating the partial demolition, extension and remodelling of the former Library Stack, the recladding of the Peter Froggartt Centre, the linking of the two buildings to each other and to the Lanyon Building, associated landscaping and revised access arrangements.








School of Biological Sciences/Institute for Global Food Security

Approved and under construction

Demolition of Science Library, 14a Lennoxvale, sub-station, associated steps and ramp and Science Library boundary wall on St Ives Gardens, relocation of external fire access from side to rear elevation of Architecture Building and development of new School of Biological Sciences Building (providing 11,165m2 of floorspce on 3-5 levels for teaching, research, offices, study areas and laboratories), landscaped pedestrian link between Chlorine Gardens and Lennoxvale, new, relocated service access to basement level from Lennoxvale and associated operational development including cycle parking, lighting, CCTV and landscaping





Centre for Experimental Medicine

Approved and under construction

Work is underway at Queen’s £32m Centre for Experimental Medicine (CEM) with the appointment of O’Hare & McGovern as the main contractor. CEM is being built on Queen’s Institute of Health Sciences campus on Jubilee Road (opposite Belfast City Hospital) where several dedicated, high quality research centres focused on cancer, infectious disease, public health and population genetics are already based.

The facility will eventually provide accommodation for some 330 members of staff specialising in research into finding cures for eye disease and diabetes, and the development of a global programme to aid understanding of the genetics of complex chronic diseases.





Lennoxvale International Student Accommodation

Application submitted

Demolition of 3 and 5a Lennoxvale the conversion and extension of 5 and 7 Lennoxvale and construction of 5 blocks for 54 apartments (of which 40 apartments are HMOs) providing 226 beds of purpose built student accommodation refreshment and conversion of 1 Lennoxvale to be a student common room and support accommodation temporary plant unit car parking landscaping and associated operational development including lighting and CCTV.



Bernard Crossland Building redevelopment

Approved and under construction

Extension and refurbishment of existing higher level education computer science 'Bernard Crossland Building' (BCB) at 18 Malone Road to provide additional space for computer science education. Removal of 1st floor link from 'BCB' to David Keir Building, new pedestrian access from public footpath and refacing of existing retaining wall along footpath. Refurbishment of 14 and 16 Malone Road, removal of ground floor link to 16 Malone Road, demolition of freestanding wall to rear of 16 Malone Road, new 3 storey glazed link to 16 Malone Road from 'BCB', new ground floor glazed link between rear returns of 14 and 16 Malone Road and associated operational development.

 

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I'm starting a PhD at the law school in September, so I'm very interested in the new IPSC and the new law school.

I've "fond" memories of using the old library - will be interesting to see how it changes for the law school. In any case I imagine it will be better than the warren of corridors on University Street that they use now.

Does anybody have any idea what the current IPSC/old Seamus Heaney library will be used for? Haven't really been in it much as it is now, but I spent a fair bit of time hiding in the computer rooms there instead of going to classes a few years back.
 

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I've seen some scaffolding on one side of the Presbyterian college behind Queens. Is the place finally getting cleaned up & the stonework fixed? If so it would improve the area no end.
 

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Application for the new c£30m School of Biological Sciences and Institute for Global Food Security has been lodged. It'll be located on the former site of the Science Library. Now I can say some more about it.

The architects are Scott Tallon Walker and the plans look rather good!

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Site comprising the Queen's University Science Library at 12 Lennoxvale dwelling (vacant) at 14a Lennoxvale and service access to south and east of Queen's University Architecture Building
15 Chlorine Gardens
Belfast BT9

Demolition of Science Library, 14a Lennoxvale, sub-station, associated steps and ramp and Science Library boundary wall on St Ives Gardens, relocation of external fire access from side to rear elevation of Architecture Building and development of new School of Biological Sciences Building (providing 11,165m2 of floorspce on 3-5 levels for teaching, research, offices, study areas and laboratories), landscaped pedestrian link between Chlorine Gardens and Lennoxvale, new, relocated service access to basement level from Lennoxvale and associated operational development including cycle parking, lighting, CCTV and landscaping


 

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Application for the new c£30m School of Biological Sciences and Institute for Global Food Security has been lodged. It'll be located on the former site of the Science Library. Now I can say some more about it.

The architects are Scott Tallon Walker and the plans look rather good!





All this was in the PQQ that came out in March along with the Main Site Tower redevelopment & the computer science expansion
 

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All this was in the PQQ that came out in March along with the Main Site Tower redevelopment & the computer science expansion
I didn't want to post anything until the planning app. had been submitted and was available to the public. Local residents and so on have already seen it during the consultation phases.
 

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I didn't want to post anything until the planning app. had been submitted and was available to the public. Local residents and so on have already seen it during the consultation phases.
Ahh gotya, it's impressive all the same, everytime I wander through the place I think how lucky the students are to study in such a setting, I suppose as they say youth is wasted on the young.
 

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Application to redevelop the rather dated looking Bernard Crossland Building, which houses Computer Science, has been lodged. Another significant investment in the QUB estate and student/staff facilities.

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Extension and refurbishment of existing higher level education computer science 'Bernard Crossland Building' (BCB) at 18 Malone Road to provide additional space for computer science education. Removal of 1st floor link from 'BCB' to David Keir Building, new pedestrian access from public footpath and refacing of existing retaining wall along footpath. Refurbishment of 14 and 16 Malone Road, removal of ground floor link to 16 Malone Road, demolition of freestanding wall to rear of 16 Malone Road, new 3 storey glazed link to 16 Malone Road from 'BCB', new ground floor glazed link between rear returns of 14 and 16 Malone Road and associated operational development.
 

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Planning approval granted for redevelopment of library tower and Peter Froggat Centre:

Planning permission for a new School of Law and student cafe at Queen's University Belfast has been granted by the Environment Minister.

The application by Queen's – involving an overall expenditure of £20m – is for the main former library tower redevelopment.

The redevelopment will incorporate the partial demolition, remodelling and extension of the former Library Stack, the recladding of the Peter Froggatt Centre and linking the two buildings to the Lanyon Building.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...ng-at-queens-university-belfast-30420334.html
 

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They've already made a start on the building. Over the past couple of weeks they've been removing the windows and gutting the interior in preparation for planning permission. Work on the Lynn Library is coming along nicely with stone repairs and the repair of the roof
 

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Could I ask if anybody knows what the 'partial demolition' of the former library tower means?
Its always ruined the look of the main Queens building. I wouldn't mind if that eyesore was completely demolished.
 

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Could I ask if anybody knows what the 'partial demolition' of the former library tower means?
Its always ruined the look of the main Queens building. I wouldn't mind if that eyesore was completely demolished.

It's going to be reduced in height and be transformed from what exists currently.
 

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QUB have launched a new site detailing the range of projects either on-going or submitted for planning approval. Some nice new images of various projects and detailed info.

http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/investinginthefuture/

Not sure if that's accessible to everyone so let me know if it's not and I'll post some info on other projects.
 

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Seems to be fully accessible. The Queen's campus is going to look absolutely fantastic in a few years.:cool: Do you know anything about the boathouse redevelopment which I believe will be happening at some stage next year?
 

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Seems to be fully accessible. The Queen's campus is going to look absolutely fantastic in a few years.:cool: Do you know anything about the boathouse redevelopment which I believe will be happening at some stage next year?
I've seen the application online but apart from that I don't know much about it.

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Queens University Boat House
Lockview Road, Belfast
proposed extension to existing rowing club to provide additional boat storage, installation of new floating pontoon and erection of new 2.4m high site boundary fencing/ gates.
No images or drawings added yet.
 

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Demolition of the top three floors of the former Library Tower and of the PFC lift shaft and staircase has been completed. Reconstruction of the Tower and the construction of the link building is due to start in November 2014.

Time lapse Video can be found here



Work has started on the removal of the 'bridge' linking the David Keir Building to the Bernard Crossland Building. Official planning approval is expected in the coming week or so. Then work can ratchet up.


The Centre for Experimental Medicine is being fitted-out internally.
 

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Work is progressing well on the new School of Law


Image from Albert Bridge on Geograph.ie

They've started to add new concrete sections and you can begin to see the form of the new building appearing at the roof level.



The restored roof and stone work on the Lynn Building looks fantastic as well. It'll be great to see that complete and opened as the new Postgraduate and International Student Centre.
 
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