Contractor appointed to build the new Centre for Teaching and Learning

Durham uni

Galliford Try has won a £40m contract to build the new Centre for Teaching and Learning at Durham University.

It comes after FaulknerBrowns Architects had a planning application for the new facility approved by Durham County Council in October.

The centre, with views of Durham Cathedral, will be built using modular technology, consisting of 12 blocks of equal size and scale.

It will host a wide range of learning environments and technologies, including new classrooms, lecture theatres, teaching rooms, education laboratories, student learning zones and catering facilities.

The new building will also be used by the university to host major academic conferences outside of term time. Work will begin on site in the coming weeks and opened for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Professor Alan Houston, pro-vice-chancellor (education) for Durham University, said: “The Centre for Teaching and Learning is a key part of our University Strategy, 2017-2027 to ensure Durham is world-leading in research, education and the wider student experience.”