Case Studies

New Veterinary School at Keele University

Keele Veterinary School

Modern, light and welcoming.

noviniti is proud to have worked in partnership with Harper and Keele University and Seddon Construction to fund and develop this exceptional new Veterinary School on the Keele campus. This 5,270sqm building was built on time to a budget of £19m with its doors opening to welcome students for the start of the new academic year in September 2021.

The new facility provides a modern, light and welcoming atrium with spacious breakout areas to work and relax for both staff and students. Part of the building will incorporate teaching facilities, a clinical skills centre and a Veterinary School hub. Students will be taught in the 114-seated lecture theatre with state-of-the-art audio/visual and conferencing facilities as well as the wet and dry labs which have camera links for live tutorials.

The project also included the external landscaping and supporting roadway and parking infrastructure. The car park also has a number of EV charging points for use of staff, students and visitors to Keele University.

The last phase of the project is due to be completed in Spring 2022 with the creation of a Veterinary Practice.

Project Specification


Ground Floor: 2033sqm
First Floor: 2050sqm
Second Floor:1099sqm
Third Floor: 88sqm


69 weeks construction programme from starting on site

Build Method:

Steel frame with structural framing system and various rainscreen, cladding & curtain walling systems.

Scope of Works:

  • Complete pre-construction period from feasibility to detailed design, including full planning consent
  • Enabling works for a new 2/3 storey Veterinary School including:
    • External works to create a new entrance plaza with feature lighting ,seating and breakout areas
    • Car parking and external soft and hard landscaping including SUDS drainage system
  • Wet & Dry labs with camera video links to other Vets Facilities for live tutorials etc
  • Walk in freezers/chillers
  • 114 fixed seat Lecture Theatre
  • 6 Individual offices
  • 3 Large open plan offices c/w 2 nr quiet breakout rooms
  • 5 Nr Tutorial rooms all with AV links to other KU & vets’ facilities off site
  • 3 Nr Meeting rooms incl Board Room
  • Feature stairs & breakout areas to each floor
  • Welcoming & spacious atrium including feature seating
  • Staff external rooftop terrace adjacent staff kitchen with Sedum Roof
  • BREEAM Rating Very good
  • EV charging points
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