I will start this article by thanking Geography student Ryan Wilson for recommending us to write about Sheffield University’s new state-of-the-art building, ‘The Diamond’.
This is the “largest investment in teaching and learning” Sheffield University has made said Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett, regarding the £81 million structure that is set to be completed September 2015.
The 6 storey building has earned the glamorous name thanks to its diamond outer form and shape, as well as the space and facilities that are on offer at the university.
The Diamond will be in the heart of the campus boasting high-tech lecture theatres, seminar rooms, open-plan learning spaces, a library and social spaces such as a café.
Although it is going to take another 16 months to complete this fantastic structure, it is creating 500 jobs, 400 of which will be permanent, once the building is complete. It will contribute £44.5 million to the local economy during the construction phase and its first year of operation. From then on it will contribute £21 million a year, so this is a very worthwhile investment.
“The quality of the environment for teaching and learning is becoming increasingly important and we’re confident that The Diamond will be a very strong element in our already excellent offer to prospective students making their choices for a September 2015 start.”
If you liked this architecture article, you will love this one about an entirely mirrored building. You have to see it to believe it.