Southgate Campus – the makeover continues!
After the success development of the Centre for Dental Sciences and the Centre of Excellence for Technology and Enhanced Care the redevelopment of our Southgate Campus continues.
Following the successful completion of the refenestration works in the main block, we are now working towards completing the refurbishment of E block and the partial refurbishment of W block.
Both these areas will have been completely refurbished top to bottom – including new floors, new windows and redecoration, and they will enjoy new furnishings, including IT equipment. We have combined a number of smaller rooms in some areas to make larger and more flexible teaching spaces.
Within E block, a number of these have further enhancements to support our LLDD learners and we have ensured that their welfare needs are being met through the installation of specialist hoists and washing facilities.
We are also developing new specialist spaces for our engineering students helping to ensure they have the support for their innovative work.
Within W block, we have opened up the former MOT testing bay area and joined it with the former Motor Vehicle spray shop. Within this larger space, we are creating areas for new technologies and we have installed a number of Electric Vehicle charging units. In R Block, the former reception space below the LRC is now being developed to create a business hub, which will be open to new start-ups and established businesses, both locally or those from further afield, who wish to have a local presence. As we develop this offering, we will keep you updated, but if you have a particular interest in this area, do let us know.
The next stage is to plan for the re-occupation of the E & W block refurbished spaces. The Estates and Facilities Team have been working with those who will be directly affected by the planned re-occupation and further work will be taking place over the coming weeks.
Follow the links below to download full PDF plans for the refurbished areas.