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UCLan receives green light for its ‘social spaces’ buildings

Posted on - 17th November, 2016 - 6:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, UCLan, University
Proposals show how the extension to Foster Building would look

Proposals show how the extension to Foster Building would look

This is how part of Preston’s university could look come Autumn next year.

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Permission has been granted for the University of Central Lancashire to create new ‘social’ areas around its city campus.

Costing £8.15million work is due to begin from early December at the Foster, Harrington and Greenbank buildings.

It is a small step in the university’s £200million ‘Masterplan’ for its Preston campus, which includes a new £30m engineering centre and a major change to the Adelphi roundabout.

Chief operation officer at UCLan Michael Ahern said: “The social spaces project is one of several designed to achieve our aim of creating a connected, vibrant campus in the heart of the city. The new facilities will mean that staff and students have all the more reason to visit and stay on campus for longer, and will increase interaction and collaboration between UCLan staff and the student community.

“The approval is another important milestone for our Masterplan and we look forward to work beginning on site over the coming weeks.”

This is what the new public square will look like on what was the Adelphi roundabout

This is what the new public square will look like on what was the Adelphi roundabout

Read more: New pictures reveal how UCLan’s Adelphi Square will look

The ‘social spaces’ are due to be places for staff and students to relax, as well as informal teaching areas.

A single storey extension will be added to the university’s Foster building as well as an extension linking Greenbank and Harrington buildings.

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