Language Centre Refurbishment

  • Work begins: Autumn 2018
  • Work due to be completed: Autumn 2019
  • Cost: £5m
  • Contractors: Overbury

Brief: An innovative transformation of the Language Centre’s facilities will commence this year. Located in the historic Parkinson Building, the Centre will undergo a significant transformation, predominantly over Levels 2 and 3, creating new state of the art teaching facilities for students and space for staff.

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This exciting transformation will ensure the Language Centre continues to provide high quality teaching and support to students and facilities to staff whilst also remaining as a key gateway to the University for many international students.

On completion, the Language Centre’s facilities in the Parkinson building will provide a modern and attractive learning environment. The Language Centre also has teaching facilities in the Ziff building and Lyddon Terrace.

Students and staff will benefit from:

  • Refurbished common and pastoral areas to provide a modern, attractive learning environment.
  • A new reception/student support area and improved signage throughout the Language Centre.
  • Improved classroom spaces with new audio visual equipment to enhance the learning experience.
  • Sector-leading, technology enhanced innovative teaching spaces which will allow for collaborative teaching methods facilitated with technology.
  • New breakout areas and private seating booths for group or individual study.
  • Additional meeting and consultation rooms for 1 to 1 or group study sessions.
  • New staff facilities including kitchen areas and breakout space.
  • Improved lighting and ventilation to provide a more comfortable and energy efficient environment.

Key dates:

  • Week commencing 5 November Teaching will recommence at 9, Blenheim Terrace
  • Preparatory work begins week commencing 12 November 2018
  • Language Centre re-opens Autumn 2019

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