University of Salford SEE


The Brief

This new development, part of the ESFA framework, will house over 700 new students. The building will facilitate students, academics and industry partners to work together on cutting edge industry projects.

The four-storey, 15,550 m² Science, Engineering & Environment Building will be occupied by various  University’s departments. The building will incorporate high sustainability credentials, it will be fully electric powered. Supported by 154 roof mounted photovoltaic panels which will provide renewable energy.

Our Approach

  • Specialised structural designs and elements were created to accommodate the nature of the use of the building after construction.
  • Crane beams were required, which involved the design and fabrication of rail bars onto the beam itself as well as the inclusion of anti-vibration pads. The galvanised atrium roof steelwork featured ‘movement’ joints.
  • We also designed and fabricated 3 trusses for the structural frame.
  • Part of the aesthetic for the building was an ‘industrial’ feel, with visual bolt connections exposed in the final condition. 

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The Outcomes

This project was completed during the COVID-19 pandemic, safely and to programme. Our clients rated our performance from commercial to project delivery, we received an NPS score of 75 by various members of the site and design team.

We were especially commended on our project delivery and technical performance. Putting emphasis on our working relationship throughout this project.


“…nothing was too much trouble and all requests were actioned quickly and effectively. In addition all the Elland designers were instrumental in pushing our design team to get approvals in time to meet the construction programme. It was a pleasure working with Elland again.”
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Justin Kay
Morgan Sindall Senior Project Manager
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