By Aaron Hurst- News Editor
The highly anticipated Science Building on College Lane has opened in time for this academic year. It has been constructed in place of the CP Snow building, and will provide a new home for both the School of Pharmacy, and the School of Life Sciences.
As well as hosting new social spaces and classes for those schools, this new addition to College Lane’s infrastructure possesses the most up-to-date teaching and research facilities, while being as environmentally friendly as possible in order to gain an ‘Excellent’ rating from BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).
The construction of the Science Building is the most recent of many components within the campus’s development seen in the last few years as part of the university’s 2020 Estates Vision; other additions have included the extension of the Hertfordshire Sports Village back in February 2014, the construction of Hutton Hub, which opened in 2015, and the three phases of expansion of the halls of residence on College Lane, the third of which was completed in time for the start of this academic year.