Information Engineering Building

Background

The building is situated on the Banbury Road within the Keble triangle. The site was originally occupied by two Victorian terrace buildings that were demolished to construct the IEB. The building is located between the existing Jenkin Building and Engineering and Technology Building (ETB). Physical links were made between the new and both existing buildings. There was a great deal of co-ordination with the users of both surrounding buildings particularly as the ETB is co-occupied by two Departments.

The purpose of the building is to accommodate a variety of research groups using computer based studies together with robotics.The building comprises four floors of computing research space above ground with two ground floor lecture theatres, a lower ground floor containing a variety of experimental laboratory space (including laser laboratories) and an atrium between the new and existing wings of the Engineering Technology Building. Walter Lily were the main contractor and completion was achieved in September 2004.

Floor area

3,493m2 (Gross)

Costs

Total project cost:  £12.83m

Construction cost: £8.5m

Project Completion date: September 2004