In December 2010 the University of Sheffield appointed HLM to adapt and refurbish the University’s iconic 1960’s Crookesmoor Building, for the relocation of the University’s Management School, part of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Working closely with the University, HLM undertook a feasibility study which then developed a concept design. This involved extensive remodeling and modernising of the existing complex building to provide a variety of new formal and informal teaching facilities, lecture theatres and academic offices.
A new staircase was installed to link the entrance level with the main circulation route on the floor above, allowing all that use the building to access all areas of the Management School. To ensure that the building was easy to navigate HLM also developed the new wayfinding strategy, as part of the Management School’s new branding and corporate identity.
In remodeling the new main entrance, HLM responded to the aspirations of the Management School by specifying high quality fixtures, finishes and furniture ensuring conveys both quality and academic excellence.
The existing lecture theatres have been refurbished and are now equipped with the latest technology allowing the Management School to deliver and receive lectures from other management schools across the world. The large refectory, at the heart of the building, allows the Management School to hold formal functions and provides students with a modern, state-of-the-art social space for both group and individual learning.
Commenting on their new facilities, Dean of the Management School, Professor Keith Glaister said “The Management School at Sheffield is at a crucial stage of its evolution. We have experienced dramatic growth in student numbers, increased our academic reputation in research and accreditations, and begun to climb the international rankings.
Our new location in the refurbished Crookesmoor building provides excellent facilities to help achieve our further ambitions. I welcome the support of alumni, individuals and organisations to take the School to the next level of success.”