• Thursday 7 December 2017
  • NO. 5189
  • VOL. 148

Congregation11 December

Degree by Resolution

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Congregation16 January

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on 8 January, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they wish to oppose or amend the resolution below (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation below). If no such notice has been given, and unless Council has declared otherwise or the meeting has been adjourned, the resolution shall be declared carried, and the meeting may be cancelled.

Voting on a Resolution authorising the use of space in the Robert Hooke building

Explanatory Note

The Department of Physics occupies the Robert Hooke Building (RHB) under a number of allocations, some of which are due to expire in 2017, and seeks the renewal of its longer-term allocations (approximately 1,170 sqm in total) for five years to allow it to continue its research activity. The department is seeking to consolidate and extend all previous allocations, as well as the allocation of an additional 222 sqm net usable area (NUA).

The RHB basement has been redeveloped to provide accommodation for two new streams of research activity: a mixed-use laboratory space for the Head of the MPLS Division, and a suite of laboratories to house a new thin-film cluster deposition tool, which will be the first of its kind in the world and will act as a UK national facility. Accommodating this facility has required more of the basement than originally planned and the department therefore now needs approximately 140 sqm NUA of the adjacent space to ensure the facility can continue to function. The remaining 82 sqm NUA results from a number of refurbishment projects across the Robert Hooke Building, that have increased the department's useable space, and a corresponding adjustment to the original allocations is therefore included as part of this resolution.

Text of Resolution

That approximately 1,392 sqm net usable area (NUA) in the Robert Hooke Building (building number 160) be allocated to the Department of Physics, from 1 October 2017 until 30 September 2022, in the first instance.

Note on procedures in Congregation

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