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Developing the H B Allen Centre: March 2016 update

Tuesday 01 March 2016

Since the announcement of the £25million donation from the H B Allen Charitable Trust, plans to complete the new development by October 2018 have been rapidly taking shape.  The City Council has granted planning consent for the development of a full lower ground floor under the quad at the new H B Allen Centre. The main contractor, BAM, has provided this fascinating two minute animated model of the demolition and construction process. The excavation of the basement across the whole site and in particular under the listed Acland House is remarkable. Archaeological surveys will commence shortly and we aim to break ground in early July. We are installing time-lapse cameras onsite and will keep you updated with progress throughout the construction process via the website. The latest design drawings from architects Rick Mather Associates, and further information about the development of the H B Allen Centre, are available here.