CDT roomThe Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has funded over 100 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). CDTs are a high prestige activity, signalling leadership in a priority research area at the host universities. They are distinguished by a “cohort” structure and by offering a broader training experience to the students.

The College committed to providing space for the first year of each cohort, to foster cohort cohesion and peer to peer learning through the co-location of centres, to ensure efficient sharing of supporting resource. The new CDT space provides open plan desks, meeting areas, flexible teaching rooms and breakout areas for sharing across the Centres.

The study areas and book stock on Level 4 North were relocated to space on Level 3 South which was recently vacated by the Science museum library. The works included light refurbishment of this area.

The completed project delivered:

  • A new Centre for Doctoral Training on Level 4 north
  • Refurbishment of space in Level 3 south and relocation of library furniture moved from Level 4 north
  • Installation of additional WCs on level 4
  • Installation of 2nd floor corridor
  • Upgrades to switchroom in the basement
  • Associated mechanical and electrical upgrade works.

Project review

“The Design Team did a great job! We were kept fully informed with progress and developments. The task was challenging, they managed to deliver on time and the CDT space produced is really excellent. Fantastic effort!”
Professor Christopher Cheeseman, Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Civil Engineering

Project facts

  • Project Manager - Turner & Townsend
  • Senior Supplier—Rob Pask, Imperial College
  • Project Cost - £5 million
  • Stage A to Stage L Duration - February 2014 —September 2014