Percy Gee building

  • The new development in context with existing SU
  • The new development seen from the Attenborough Tower
  • The new development at night
  • The new development as seen from the library

We are going to continue the expansion of our award winning Percy Gee Building.

As part of our commitment to improving the student experience, we are extending and enhancing the eastern wing of the Percy Gee Building, home to our Students’ Union, as part of our continued improvement of the student experience.

We are committed to improving and increasing the facilities already on offer at the Percy Gee Building. To achieve this, our proposals include plans to:

  • Deliver a brand new spacious food court
  • Provide alternative facilities and high quality multi-use spaces.
  • Establish a direct link between the vibrant atria space already within Percy Gee and the newly completed Fielding Johnson Square.

While Queen’s Hall will not be retained in its current form, a more useful multi-purpose space with the same floor space will be included in the renovations, alongside the existing space for the Scholar bar for music and performance.


More information about the Percy Gee Project can be found on our Campus Development FAQ pages


Project timescales

The project will start on the 5 March, some general timescales are available below, we will share firm dates when we have them confirmed.

  • Removal of the existing interiors (soft strip) begins 5 March 2018
  • Main Demolition – March–May 2018
  • Foundation being created – May–July 2018
  • Steel Frame installed – July–October 2018
  • Construction of the exteriors (curtain walling) – October 2018–February 2019
  • Interior fit-out – February–August 2019

We have been working with the Students' Union and timetabling to ensure that student groups are catered for and will ensure that no noisy work will take place around exam periods.


Percy Gee renovation: demolition starts next week

Work to start outside Percy Gee Building on 19 February 2018

Transforming our iconic Students' Union building

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