The Faculty of Social Sciences

The 16,500m2 new Social Sciences building is designed to meet the future growth demands of the Faculty up to the year 2035, creating a world class, low energy sustainable building that encourages collaboration and enhances the Faculty’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

The scheme sits at the heart of a new social sciences mini campus providing bespoke accommodation for the departments of sociological studies, economics and politics alongside shared facilities for the whole faculty including a collaborative research hub.

Client : BAM Construction
Value : £7m
Location : Sheffield
Duration : 46 Weeks

Average Floor: 5000m2 Using Topmax and GASS system to provide Type B finish

Structural Concrete: 9000m3

  • Construction of Pile Caps,

  • Ground Beams,

  • Ground bearing slab with waterproof and gas membrane installed in house,

  • Complex post tensioned cast in-situ slabs and beams over 4 floors with double height soffits in places

  • Large stair and lift cores with hi-spec visual concrete finishes

  • Fibre reinforcement concrete to steel frame composite decks

  • Drainage (inc Section 50 applications and connections to Yorkshire Water), inc 4m deep land drains to dewater the site

  • External structures – plant room, substation, bin & bike stores, retaining walls