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13 October 2011 | PR 11/125

Work completed on Loughborough University’s new Design School

Design School Handover

Pictured from the left are: Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Linton, Director of Facilities Management Andrew Burgess, Project Manager Ian Woodhouse, Shepherd Construction’s Project Manager Dave Carter and Dean of the Loughborough Design School, Professor Tony Hodgson.

Work has been completed on the University’s striking new £21 million Loughborough Design School.

The 7,760m² building includes innovative teaching and lecture space, workshops, offices, research laboratories, design studios, computer and prototyping suites and areas for display and interaction.  It brings together staff from the Department of Design and Technology, the Ergonomics Safety Research Institute (ESRI) and the Department of Ergonomics, who are now all part of the School.

Professor Tony Hodgson, Dean of the Loughborough Design School, said: “The new building provides the perfect home for the School.  It will become a significant centre for the design of ‘real world’ products, services and systems and further enhance the University’s position as a world leader in the field of design.”

Colin Sargeant, Shepherd Construction’s Managing Director added: “We’re delighted to have completed the Loughborough Design School and look forward to the new facility providing both the right environment for students and the right image that will promote the University’s strength in design.”

To mark the completion of the project Shepherd Construction presented the University with a glass etching of the building, which will be displayed inside the School.


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Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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