Shawcross IT Services, University of Sussex

The project driver for Shawcross was the University’s desire to house all Information Technology (IT) staff under one roof whilst creating additional IT space for student use. The reconfiguration and refurbishment of the University Grade II* building includes a new reception area, cluster and meeting rooms and large open plan office areas. Now home the IT team and all IT services The Shawcross Building now boasts 24 hour accessible services to meet the needs of today’s students.


Building surveying, CDM & Principal Designer, Cost Management and Quantity Surveying,


University of Sussex


£1.9 M

Team member

Pat Begley and Ben Coombs


21 weeks

Our role

Building Surveying, Employers Agent, Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer




Cheesmur Building Contractors


Design and Build

Throughout the design and refurbishment of Shawcross it was essential the building remained open for business with any disruption kept to a minimum. From initial designs and feasibility studies to completion our surveyors with many years experience are well versed working on projects in a live environment, anticipating issues and in addressing them in a calm and pragmatic way. 

From incorporating extra fire protection works to installing additional natural and mechanical ventilation MacConvilles secured the Universities’ main data centre housed in the building and delivered a modern, accessible facility designed to respond the departments changing needs.




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