Isaac Newton Building

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


The University has invested £28m to create the Isaac Newton Building – the home for our Schools of Computer Science, Engineering 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 Progress Photos

» Archaeology Press Call

» Topping Out Ceremony

Project details

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.

Phase 2

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.


Construction phases

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

  • Phase 1, a new extension to the east end of the Engineering Hub. Construction started in April 2015 and the building is now open!
  • Phase 2, a new building connected to the south side of the Engineering Hub. Construction is started construction in January 2016 and the building is expected to open in April 2017.

The existing Engineering Hub and the two new linked elements will collectively be named the Isaac Newton Building.

Your views

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

We welcome comments and questions from students, staff and members of the public. Please get in touch here, or share this page with friends and colleagues.

Progress updates

Estates & Campus Services will post regular progress updates here throughout the project.

Phase 2 Topping Out Ceremony – May 2016

On Tuesday 10th May 2016, we celebrated the topping out ceremony for the project. You can view the photos below.

Progress Photos – November 2016

Progress Photos – October 2016

Progress Photos – September 2016

Progress Photos – August 2016


Progress Photos – Drone Photography July 2016

Progress Photos – May 2016

The secondary framing has now started being installed, and the concrete has been poured to all the floors!

Progress Photos – March 2016

The building interiors are now completed and members of staff have started to move in!

Progress Photos – January 2016

Progress Photos – 16th October 2015

You can now see that the internal layout of the building is nearly complete. The partitions are being added for the various offices and teaching spaces. Most of the windows have now been installed as well. Just over a week to go before the building is weather tight now.

Archaeology Press Conference – 4th December 2015