Hallam in the running for four national awards

7th November 2017

Sheffield Hallam University has been shortlisted for four Education Estates Awards, which celebrates excellence in estates and facilities management across the education sector.

The University has been recognised for its ambitious estates strategy which enhances the student learning experience, and has been shortlisted for the following categories; Project of the Year; Refurbishment of the Year; Innovation in Teaching and Learning; and Estates and Facilities team of the year. Charles Street, the £32 million home of the University's Sheffield Institute of Education which opened in April 2016 , has been nominated for the Innovation in Teaching and Learning category in recognition of its state of the art teaching spaces, inside and outside the classroom. Nominated for Refurbishment of the Year, Sheffield's historic Head Post Office, which dates back to 1897, had remained empty for 15 years before a major refurbishment saw it transform into the new home of the Hallam's Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA) and is now used to showcase creativity across the city as well as attract internationally renowned artists. The £11 million Hertha Ayrton STEM Centre, named in honour of the trailblazing, female engineer and inventor, was opened in April 2017 to provide space for science, technology, engineering and maths students. It has been nominated for Project of the Year and is the culmination of a two-year project which delivered new teaching spaces including cutting edge chemistry and chemical engineering laboratories  as well as a striking atrium suitable for hosting galleries and exhibitions. Daniel Ladbury, director of estates at Sheffield Hallam, said: "It is an honour to be nominated for four categories in this year's Education Estates Awards in recognition of our remarkable estates and facilities which are transforming both the University and the city's landscape in their innovation and quality. "It's a credit to both the superb team that has delivered these projects, and for our University community as a whole, as we continue to strive for excellence in delivering an enriched teaching and learning experience for all." Finally, the estates development and facilities management team who helped to deliver all these major projects has been nominated for Estates and Facilities Team of the Year. The awards ceremony is being held on 1 November 2017 at The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly.    

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