Staffordshire university work delayed by roosting bats

Vinci has won a deal to build a £40m skills hub for Staffordshire university in Stoke-on-Trent.

The brick-clad Catalyst Building, which has been designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, is due to act as a centre for digital skills and apprenticeships.

A large section of the university’s existing Brindley building has been pulled down, with teaching rooms and staff offices relocated to other parts of the university.

Nuneaton firm AR Demolition work recently completed work – which was delayed by nearly a year thanks to roosting bats.

Mace is project and cost manager with other consultants including M&E engineer Max Fordham and structural and civil engineer Momentum.

Catalyst 2

Source: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The scheme will be a skills hub for the university