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Business School for Uni

International support services and construction group, Interserve, has won a contract to build a new £13.5million Business School for the University of Wolverhampton, in partnership with project manager and cost consultant, Gardiner & Theobald and the structural and M&E consultant, Arup.

Due to open in August 2015, the new facility is designed by architect, Sheppard Robson and will serve as a gateway to the University’s Molineux Campus. The linear, six-storey building will be embedded on one side into a 7m high embankment. At approximately 6,000sq.m gross internal area, it will house teaching facilities for the Business School, including undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, plus offices, meeting rooms and a café. ‘Break out’ spaces will be connected vertically via staircases and a series of atria to provide a high degree of transparency and visual connection across the different floors. The break-out spaces will be provided with ‘smart’ furniture for laptop and tablet use.

Dr Anthea Gregory, Head of the University of Wolverhampton’s Business School and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, said: “After many months of planning, it is wonderful news that work on the new building is imminent. This will cement the Business School’s reputation in the region and nationally, not just with students but with the business community. It is also great news for Wolverhampton and shows confidence in the local economy and the City.”

 

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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