The decant from Appleton Tower to Forrest Hill and the Wilkie Building is now well underway.
The first move to Forrest Hill took place over the weekend 23rd/24th May. The Graduate School were mostly all up and running again before lunchtime on Monday 25th May. We spent most of the rest of the week installing machines and new monitors in the Drill Hall. Although the machines were operational by the end of the week, we felt it prudent to postpone opening the Drill Hall to students on Monday 1st June as a result of concerns about the air-conditioning in the Drill Hall and the fairly significant leak that occurred in the building late on Friday afternoon! The students will however be able to use the Drill Hall from Wednesday 3rd June.
The move from levels 6, 7 and 8 to the Wilkie Building over last weekend (30th/31st May) also went smoothly with no major issues except for a few offices being without power.
We will continue to dismantle the remaining labs in Appleton Tower in preparation for the second move to Forrest Hill which is scheduled for the weekend of 13th/14th June.
During week commencing 15th June, contractors will rebuild all the flip-desks in Forrest Hill. After that, we will start to install machines in these desks which will continue to impact on the availability of frontline support staff. We will however continue to man the support desk in the Forum as usual but you may find that we take slightly longer than usual to respond to your requests. Please bear with us!