Innovative and inspiring teaching and research buildings designed to enhance the student experience
The third new building designed by Broadway Malyan for Coventry University, the Beatrice Shilling Building will provide a focus for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach and enterprise activities. It will complement the Arup-designed ECB1, the faculty's existing teaching block which opened in 2012, which will be linked to the new building via a covered bridge.
The new four-storey building will a provide range of learning spaces that will include a gaming and virtual reality studio, a specialist area for 3D printing and rapid prototyping, a laser facility and physics and electronics laboratories, all designed around a full height central atrium configured to promote student and staff collaboration.
“This new building will allow us to expand our innovative and inspiring teaching and research spaces for students and staff in the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing. Connecting the new building with our existing engineering building will allow a seamless integration of the facilities, enhancing the student experience. We are excited about the opportunities that this addition to our Faculty estate will bring”Ray Farmer, Academic Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing