I’ve always like this floor, it is essentially nowdays just a large exam hall but has seen use as a sports hall. It is the top floor in the more modern easterly section of the building. Rumour has it that this floor was constructed originally to house a large swimming pool, only the engineers it seems forgot to include the mass of the volume of water in the initial structural calculations. The mistake was only discovered when the building was completed. By then it was decided the structure wouldn’t be strong enough to support the additional weight and the swimming pool idea was shelved. Whether true or not, it is an interesting story – one which all UMIST students learned during their times there.