It wasn't very pleasant. The digging holes tended to require road drills; the bedrock there is very hard. Nobody likes a road drill next to their office. And all the faffing and pootling required (apparently) many vehicles, frequently reversing; the endless beep beep beep beep that makes has driven many people up the wall too.
What I specifically didn't like about then endless building work was that the builders only left a very narrow path to the building the labs are in. They fenced everything else off. Sometimes the path was so narrow you almost had to go sideways; the fences sometimes sagged a lot too, so you had to go sideways at an angle. When it's just you you have to transport that's OK, but it often isn't. A large part of my work involves lugging core sections from the cold store down at the shore to the labs and back. The reasonable way to do that is on a trolley; the buggers are heavy! But no way that fits. As soon as these fences are gone I can finally stop molesting my back carrying the cores, and just cart them around. I can't wait!
The narrow path to the building with the labs in it
The entrance with the doors
Seen from the road
There seems to be a big penalty for the school/university if the building doesn't get taken into use soon, so now things have started to move again. Paths to then entrances started appearing. And suddenly the building acquired a door! That really made it look almost finished. I really hope the noise stops, the area is opened to all, and life can take its normal course at the School of Ocean Sciences. Finally!