LUMS Space Programme

LUMS Space Programme

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The place to realise your ambitions

Lancaster University Management School continues to invest in its infrastructure, most recently with the building of the West Pavilion in spring 2021, which includes three new lecture theatres, two executive teaching suites and a large atrium, seamlessly linking the new building with the existing facilities. This five-storey space provides an inspiring setting for the whole LUMS community.

Charles Carter

The West Pavilion offers innovative study space in an attractive environment to accommodate the needs of our growing LUMS community and reflect our status as a world-leading Management School.

Latest Updates

May 2021

The new building is officially open...

The new West Pavillion was officially opened in May 2021, by LUMS Dean Angus Laing and Lancaster University Vice-Chancellor Andy Schofield.

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Two white men wearing suits standing outside a building with Management School above the entrance

Take a tour

Take a look around the completed five-storey Management School building, the culmination our Space Project. This additional space will provide a creative, collaborative, and inspiring environment for students, staff, and company partners to enjoy.

Take a look around.

Ten months in....

Seven months in...

Work on the LUMS Space Programme continues to make excellent progress so far. Over the past three months since the last update, the steel framework has really taken shape with the external structure now clearly visible and each of the five floors beginning to be moved into place. The latest time-lapse footage shows the developments during July to August 2019, and we look forward to sharing more updates as the next stages of work get underway.

Four months in...

Work on the LUMS Space Programme has been continuing at pace over the past few weeks. Our time-lapse camera has been capturing footage since the beginning, offering a fascinating glimpse into the development so far and the ever-changing Lancaster weather! Watch our video to see the erection of the red tower crane, followed by the construction of the moulds for the concrete stair and lift cores and the retaining wall in the left of the picture. We look forward to sharing further updates as the project progresses.

Work has begun

Work has started on the construction of a multi-million pound building for Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). The new five storey building will be a fantastic addition to the current LUMS buildings offering cutting-edge facilities and significantly more space for LUMS students, staff and partners. Currently referred to as the ‘West Pavilion’, the new building will be located on the grassed area next to the LUMS main entrance and Gillow Avenue.

Key features of the building will include:

  • Total building 5,667m2, a space equivalent to the size of around four tennis courts per floor
  • 2 new 200 seat lecture theatres
  • 125 seat lecture theatre
  • Collaboration space
  • Executive teaching suite
  • 3 floors of offices to accommodate 2 LUMS departments
  • New reception
LUMS Space Programme designs

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.