The hoarding around the site will start on Monday 17 June and demolition work on the eastern section of the existing buildings will begin a week or so later. The aim is to complete the demolition work over the summer before the autumn term starts. Access to the site will be via College Road.

The new building is to be constructed in two phases starting in January 2014. The target completion for the first phase is Summer 2015 with the second phase following on directly – the phasing is to allow part of the existing lab complex to remain in use during the building period.