Alongside the current challenges, we are continuing to plan for the future by taking the next steps in the development of our Campus plan. The University has agreed to enter into a contract with the Hallam Alliance Partnership to begin demolition of the Science Park buildings and start design work on the three new building blocks proposed for that site, though final decisions on proceeding with new construction have not yet been taken. The new buildings will be more energy efficient, cheaper to operate and maintain and will provide more flexible space to adapt to the evolving needs of the University. Demolition is scheduled to begin early January and finish in May. The Science Park car parks will be closed permanently from 11 December 2020 to allow the area to be hoarded off before demolition starts.