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 designDuring 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.