The Capital Projects team's function is to lead and deliver masterplan and non-masterplan construction projects in accordance with the University’s Strategic and Tactical objectives utilising industry best practice.
Key Project Responsibilities
- Stakeholder engagement
- Project Execution Planning
- Risk Management
- Change control
- Cost control
- Statutory Compliance and Approvals
- Management of external design teams
Additonal Project Responsibilities
- Space Management
- Space audits
- HESA returns
Typically, projects are managed utilising in-house processes and procedures aligned with the RIBA Plan of Works to provide structure and consistency throughout the project lifecycle.
- Strategic Definition
- Preparation and Briefing
- Concept Design
- Spatial Coordination
- Technical Design
- Manufacturing and Construction
The team comprises the following dedicated project management and space planning roles:
- Peter Dentith, Head of Projects
- Jodie Lonsdale, Construction Project Manager
- Charlotte France, Construction Project Manager
- Mike Corbett, Construction Project Manager
- Mike Freeman, Space Manager
Energy House 2
With the support of the England European Regional Development Fund European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the Office for Students, and working alongside AECOM and Bowmer + Kirkland, the University of Salford is excited to be building on its world-leading Energy House research and testing facility to create Energy House 2.0.
The new £16M facility will investigate the future of housing, looking at issues such as off-site construction, smart homes, and energy use. It builds on the work Salford has already done with Salford Energy House, a project which has enabled key changes to UK housing stock to save energy.
Energy House 2.0 will contain two environmental chambers with the ability to achieve temperatures of between -20˚C to +40˚C and simulated wind, rain, snow, and solar light. The facility will target a global market, with environmental conditions of 95% of the world’s population able to be replicated in the facility.
The ERDF funding for the Energy House 2.0 project will enable small and medium sized companies free access to the Energy House 2.0 facility and a range of existing laboratories to further the development of energy saving products, all supported by world leading research and academic expertise.
The SEE building will be formed over four floors, with an internal gross area of 15,600m2 and gross budget of £65m. The new building will be a mix of flexible teaching space, high specification laboratories and staff accommodation. The new building will be home to the departments of Civil Engineering, Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Architecture, Construction and the Built Environment, Gas & Petroleum and other specialist computer spaces e.g. the Morson MakerSpace, robotics and the data science labs. Also incorporated in the design on the 2nd floor are a number of large seminar spaces with moveable walls to allow maximum configurational flexibility.
Centre of Excellence in Intelligent Automation and Robotics (CEIAR)
The Centre of Excellence in Intelligent Automation and Robotics (CEIAR) will be a focal point of the University’s commitment to industry collaboration, innovation and skills in an established and continually expanding area of expertise by providing a hub which adds value to the University’s and wider Greater Manchester technical infrastructure. The centre will offer SME’s a one-stop-shop for developing and applying robotics and automation alongside other innovative digital technologies into their business. It will offer access to a purpose-built facility, specialist equipment and innovation support services that support new and improved applications and products to be taken forward. The new building will be 2100 sq.m over ground and first floor and incorporates three separate lab areas.
The £1.75M repurposing and refurbishment project will increase specialist teaching and research laboratory space by 321 m2 within the Cockcroft Building. This new space is essential to allow:
- The planned recruitment and the growth in student numbers for programmes using the labs by 2021/22.
- Improved student experience and so satisfaction through provision of agreeable timetabling and dedicated project lab space
- Maintenance of reputation and competitive advantage against regional institutions
- Planned PGR Growth