Contractor Gleeson has erected the steelwork for this lecture theatre pod for the £12m Unity City Academy in Middlesbrough. Designed by Hickton Madeley & Partners, the egg-shaped structure sits on steel legs in the centre of an elliptical copper-clad building. It is due to be completed in March. The scheme is part of a string of city academies that the Department for Education and Skills is pioneering. Project manager and QS is Gleeds, structural engineer is Marks Heeley & Brothwell, and mechanical engineer is FaberMaunsell.