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07 Apr 2008

Flagship building of capital programme opens on 7 April.

Monday 7 April marks the opening of University Place†- the University's new £65 million flagship building on Oxford Road.

With its distinctive rotunda, University Place is set to become the focal point for major events here on campus, as well as being the first point of contact for prospective students and members of the public.

The impressive building is home to a state-of-the-art 1000 seat lecture theatre, a new Visitors Centre, a new restaurant called 'Eats', plus a café and shop.

A number of administrative functions will also be re-locating to University Place including:

  • Disability Support Office
  • Accommodation Office
  • Student Experience Office
  • Office of the Head of Student Support and Services
  • Academic Advisory Service
  • University Visitors Centre

University Place is also home to the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work which moved there at the end of 2007. To the rear of the rotunda are 300 student bedrooms.

University Place was built on the site of the Maths Tower which was demolished in 2005/6. It is the flagship building in the University's £620 million capital programme†- the largest capital programme in the history of higher education in the UK.