Staff from our Nottingham office attended the ground-breaking ceremony at the University of Nottingham’s RAD Building yesterday. The ceremony marked the official start of construction on site and was attended by senior representatives from the University of Nottingham, Robert Woodhead and many other key organisations involved in the project such as the funders, Innovate UK.
Presentations were given by Gordon Waddington, Chief Executive of the Energy Research Accelerator, who talked about the importance of the RAD building in helping to meet energy challenges. In addition, Professors Seamus Garvey and James O’Shea discussed the energy research being undertaken at Nottingham, and David Woodhead, MD of Robert Woodhead, spoke about the innovative way in which the building is being constructed.
The first section of the steel frame was also assembled yesterday, raising the building up from the ground floor slab.
The RAD building is due to open in spring 2018, and will provide innovative space for pioneering research projects. Read more about the project here