Mountbatten nears completion as tower crane is dismantled
Southampton lost one of its temporary landmarks over the weekend as the huge tower crane on the Mountbatten construction site was dismantled.
The huge crane had been a feature of the Mountbatten site since last April. Its removal on Saturday (7 June) is another indication of the approaching completion of the building. It is scheduled to be handed over to the University in mid-July.
Staff from the School of Electronics and Computer Science and the Optoelectronics Research Centre will move into the new building in August and the fit-out of labs and clean rooms will begin at the same time.
The Mountbatten Building will provide a flexible interdisciplinary facility for a wide range of nano-and bio-nano technologies.