The university plans for The Nexus to be a hub for industrial collaboration and acts as a local business incubator.
The 6,684 m2 building will have six floors. The ground and first floors will be mainly triple-height spaces, focused on communication and collaboration and the hub of Nexus. The ground floor will have exhibition space, a café, a business lounge; a lecture theatre and four seminar rooms.
The second to fifth floors will be rentable office and lab space.
The building has been designed by Associated Architects and is expected to open in 2018.