Basic Site Details

Name: Nottingham University, Department of Chemistry
City or county: Nottingham
Country: England
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Faculty building  
Item 2 of 2University  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 15 September 1958 Proposed'A contract valued at 870,000 for erecting new buildings for the Department of Chemistry...has been awarded to Richard Costain, Ltd.
The main building will be a three-storey structure in reinforced concrete, the external cladding generally of metal windows with facing brick panels, Westmorland slate cladding and a tooled face to the exposed concrete columns and beams. Overall size is 290 ft. by 165 ft....
An inner courtyard will contain a link block and single-storey lecture theatres with basement.
The first portion...will be finished in June, 1960, and the whole contract is scheduled for completion later in that year.' per Builder p395


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practice 5 September 1958 structural consultants: Ove Arup and Partners
services consultants: A.F. Meyers and Partners
QS: Gleeds
per Builder p395
Item 2 of 2Colin Herbert Ritchie McCraeArchitectA19601968As senior assistant with Spence


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder5 September 1958  'Nottingham University Contract' p395