Work is on course for a late-Spring completion for the University’s new £26m Catalyst building.

The innovative building, at the heart of Edge Hill’s campus, will house the library, careers and student services functions in its contemporary 8,000-square metre space.

Catalyst will be an inspiring 24/7 destination for the Edge Hill community with welcoming, knowledgeable staff on hand to support student life, research, learning and career development.

The work on external wall cladding and window fitting are progressing well and the building will shortly be entirely watertight.

Copper and aluminum cladding is nearing completion on the walls facing the Sports and Physical Activity building (Wilson Centre), and inside Catalyst, internal walls and partitions are being erected and the first stage of the mechanical and electrical installation work is progressing well.

Planning is already underway to facilitate the move of the library, careers centre and student services teams from their existing locations to the new building.

Tenders will shortly be invited from companies who specialise in relocation services, coffee shop operation and audio visual installation.