Work has started on new Southampton Solent University teaching building

Work underway on £30 million 21st Century university complex

Work underway on £30 million 21st Century university complex

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WORK has started on £30million new university complex in the heart of Southampton.

Southampton Solent University's East Park Terrace campus will be transformed once work on the new teaching and learning building is completed.

The innovative designs for the new building were approved by the city council last year, and work has now begun on site.

The building boasts a distinctive design created by award-winning architect Scott Brownrigg, which is centre on a glass atrium.

Daily Echo:

The hub features a spaceship-style teaching pod suspended in the centre of the atrium, and there will also be new lecture and seminar facilities, exhibition space and a platform with views over much of the city centre.

It is part of the university's master plan to redevelop its entire city centre campus over the next ten years.

Work on the first phase of the new centre is due to be completed by the end of next year.

Daily Echo: Professor Van Gore – vice-chancellor of Southampton Solent University.

University Vice-Chancellor Professor Van Gore, above, said: “It's a massively imaginative and exciting project for the university.

“It's been years in the planning and I am thrilled to be here today to see it start to take shape. It marks the university's coming of age.

Daily Echo:

“This new building will be a symbol for everyone - staff, students and those who are going to study here in the future - about what a distinctive and special place Southampton Solent University is.”

Hannah Watts, the university's Vice-President for Education, added: “I think this project is going to have a really positive impact on the experience of our students.

“As well as new teaching areas, the extra study locations will help create a real sense of community and we are all so excited to see such an innovative development start to become a reality for everyone involved with the university.”

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6:19am Mon 14 Jul 14

issacchunt says...

Move along nothing to see here, well not if you're a member of the public anyway.
Move along nothing to see here, well not if you're a member of the public anyway. issacchunt
  • Score: -5

6:34am Mon 14 Jul 14

KSO16R says...

issacchunt wrote:
Move along nothing to see here, well not if you're a member of the public anyway.
And you are definitely a member of the pubic !
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: Move along nothing to see here, well not if you're a member of the public anyway.[/p][/quote]And you are definitely a member of the pubic ! KSO16R
  • Score: -8

7:35am Mon 14 Jul 14

excusemoi says...

Wow! It certainly needed a facelift. Great Uni, i loved it there.
Wow! It certainly needed a facelift. Great Uni, i loved it there. excusemoi
  • Score: 7

9:06am Mon 14 Jul 14

Saint Botley says...

The rear of the old building needs tarting up too frankly, looks awful as you come into town at six dials. These plans do look impressive though. Innovative design.
The rear of the old building needs tarting up too frankly, looks awful as you come into town at six dials. These plans do look impressive though. Innovative design. Saint Botley
  • Score: 7

9:26am Mon 14 Jul 14

For pity sake says...

It's still lipstick on a pig.
The real university in Southampton will continue to impress by its achievements rather than its gloss.
It's still lipstick on a pig. The real university in Southampton will continue to impress by its achievements rather than its gloss. For pity sake
  • Score: -7

9:40am Mon 14 Jul 14

elvisimo says...

For pity sake wrote:
It's still lipstick on a pig.
The real university in Southampton will continue to impress by its achievements rather than its gloss.
hmm, you have obviously never been to either...
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: It's still lipstick on a pig. The real university in Southampton will continue to impress by its achievements rather than its gloss.[/p][/quote]hmm, you have obviously never been to either... elvisimo
  • Score: 12

10:26am Mon 14 Jul 14

Lone Ranger. says...

elvisimo wrote:
For pity sake wrote:
It's still lipstick on a pig.
The real university in Southampton will continue to impress by its achievements rather than its gloss.
hmm, you have obviously never been to either...
........ or failed miserably at both !!
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: It's still lipstick on a pig. The real university in Southampton will continue to impress by its achievements rather than its gloss.[/p][/quote]hmm, you have obviously never been to either...[/p][/quote]........ or failed miserably at both !! Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 5

9:28pm Mon 14 Jul 14

loosehead says...

Just a question is it true neither the Landlords or the students pay council tax?
Is it true besides shops & pubs the only people (oh! UNI workers) who benefit from students are Landlords?
If so the quicker Student villages are built on Brown field sites & the needs for HMO's is eradicated the better as then these properties might be owned by council tax paying residents.
I have nothing what so ever against students but I am against HMO's/developers taking family homes & council tax away from the city.
Just a question is it true neither the Landlords or the students pay council tax? Is it true besides shops & pubs the only people (oh! UNI workers) who benefit from students are Landlords? If so the quicker Student villages are built on Brown field sites & the needs for HMO's is eradicated the better as then these properties might be owned by council tax paying residents. I have nothing what so ever against students but I am against HMO's/developers taking family homes & council tax away from the city. loosehead
  • Score: 2

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