Lancaster University Management School is embarking on an ambitious infrastructure programme, creating cutting-edge facilities and significantly more space for our students, staff and partners.
The School is a place for collaboration; a place where our international community can challenge convention, push boundaries and shape agendas; a place for the very best research-led teaching and engagement.
The new building will offer state-of-the-art technology and innovative study space to accommodate the needs of our growing LUMS community and reflect our status as a globally-leading Management School.
Recommencement of work
Lancaster University is committed to large-scale investment in the Management School and we are delighted to confirm that the West Pavilion, a five-storey building that will be located on the space adjacent to the former main reception, will be going ahead, with building work commencing in January 2019. The exterior of the building will be in line with the previously published architect’s drawings, whilst the interior will have adaptations made, most notably to the ground floor, which will now include two 200-seat lecture theatres. The building is projected to be completed ahead of the start of the 2020/21 academic year, meaning that students commencing a three-year degree this autumn should have use of the new facilities in their final year.
New phase of design
During the construction of the West Pavilion, there will be a new phase of design and planning for the complete refurbishment of the 1970s building and the Leadership Centre and Hub space, which will include an expansion of the Hub to create a focal point and route through to the Spine from the main drive. It is anticipated that this complete refurbishment will be finished a year after the completion of the West Pavilion. Across the whole School, the principle of teaching space being on the lower floors, with research on the upper floors holds true.
We will be sharing further information and updating the timeline as the project develops.