5 huge, responsibly sourced, European Spruce wood beams have travelled hundreds of miles from Austria to campus to form part of the roof for our new Sport and Wellness Hub.
At 34 metres long each beam is about 1/3 of a football pitch long. Each beam weighs in at 9.4 tonnes, the same as about 3 average cars, and therefore require even heavier equipment to lift - the mobile crane being used on site currently weighs 220 tonnes.
As you can see in the architect's concept art the beams will sit above the swimming pool once the Hub is complete – an extension of the beautiful woodland you'll be able to see from the windows there.
In fact, when it's not being a beam in our Sport and Wellness Hub the European Spruce may well be in your living room as a Christmas tree!