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Work begins on the new UKDA building

Article dated: 11-Nov-05

turf cutting for new UKDA building Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex, Professor Ivor Crewe, marked the start of construction work on the UKDA and ISER's major new research building at the University's Wivenhoe Park campus by 'cutting the first turf'.

The new four-storey Social Sciences Research Building will house the UK Data Archive and the Institute for Social and Economic Research.

The building is set to cost £6.9 million, with just under £5.5 million of the sum coming from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

The Social Studies Research Building has been designed by architects Hawkins Brown, and will be constructed by Kier Eastern. It is due to be ready for occupation by January 2007.