To enable electrical works to take place in EMB as part of the STEM development, there will be a full power shutdown in both EMB and Sheaf buildings from 6pm on Friday 16 December. As such there will be no access for staff or students to either of these buildings during that weekend. Power will be restored no later than the evening of Sunday 18 December.

Although work is only taking place in EMB the shutdown will affect networked IT services in both EMB and Sheaf, as well as external lighting around both buildings. Therefore, to protect the health and safety of staff and students, the decision has been made to shutdown both areas during the period of the works.

IT services will be unavailable from 5.30pm in Sheaf and EMB to protect equipment while the power shutdown takes place. This includes desktop PCs, internet access, networked printers, Unified Comms telephones and building management systems as well as open access PCs for students.  Staff and students should ensure that all work is saved and PCs are properly shut down before this time on Friday 16 December, otherwise there is a risk that work will be lost.

Colleagues should also ensure that any fridges in staff areas are emptied on Friday 16 December, as any food or drink left in them will be spoiled.

Staff in Digital Technology Services will check all IT and AV equipment in teaching and meeting rooms following the shutdown to ensure network supplies have been restored. Any issues on Monday 19 December should be referred to the helpdesk on x3333.

The estates team has worked closely with the contractors and faculty and directorate colleagues to ensure the shutdown is managed in a controlled way with minimum impact on building users. No teaching or events are scheduled during this time and both buildings will be fully operational as normal from Monday 19 December.