Isaac Newton Building

This project is now complete. Below you can find an archive of information including progress photos and project details.


The University invested £28m to create the Isaac Newton Building – home for our Schools of Computer ScienceEngineering and Mathematics & Physics and our growing strategic partnership with Siemens.

The building is named after one of Lincolnshire’s greatest sons, Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP, who was born at Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham.

A 3-minute animation of the finished building is below.

Project details

Construction of the Isaac Newton Building took place in two overlapping phases:

Phase 1

The first phase of the Isaac Newton Building project is the extension of the existing Engineering Hub. The extra space will now support the award-winning partnership between the University and Siemens, as well as the addition of Electrical and Electronic Engineering to the School of Engineering’s portfolio.

The second phase will create world-class teaching and learning space for the University’s Schools of Computer Science and Mathematics & Physics. This phase will also include a 500-seat lecture theatre, enhancing the University’s ability to accommodate large-scale events, and a catering facility.

Project updates

Please find a gallery below of progress photographs throughout the entire project.

The University is committed to maintaining and developing state-of-the-art facilities which offer an inspiring environment for teaching, learning and research.

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Project Status:


Start Date: April 2015

End Date: April 2017

Project team:

Kevin Macdonald
Project Manager
01522 88 6344

Loraine Humphreys
Assistant Project Manager
01522 88 6320

Maber Architects

Kier Contracting
Phase 1 Contractor

BAM Construction
Phase 2 Contractor


Winner of Best Educational Building in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) East Midlands Awards, Regionals.