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University announces plans for new £40 million building devoted to STEM subjects

Published: Saturday, 23 July 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The University of Bedfordshire has announced plans to develop its campus in Luton town centre with a new £40 million building that will be devoted to STEM subjects.

If planning permission for the block is announced, the four-storey complex will be completed in 2018 and provide facilities for teaching and researching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The development is part of the university’s wider plan to develop and oversee high-level skills growth in the Bedfordshire and Luton area.

Support ambitious plans

The new STEM building will be able to support the ambitious plans of regional policymakers to enhance the skill base in Luton, which in turn can attract investment into the region and also provide more opportunities for local residents.

Funding for the STEM building has come from a larger investment of £180 million by the university, in order to provide cutting edge facilities and transform their campuses.

Upon completion, the building will give the university the chance to offer a host of new courses in areas such as pharmacy, physics, chemistry, nutrition, mechanical engineering, geology and biochemistry.

The announcement of the centre comes after the University of Bedfordshire completed its development of a nine floor library which cost £46 million, which is set to be ready for students arriving for studies at the university in the autumn.

Best facilities possible for students

Such investment, including the STEM building, is part of the university’s commitment to ensure students have the best possible facilities in order to support them throughout their studies.

Vice chancellor at the university, Bill Rammell, believes the STEM centre marks the culmination of huge investment across the campus, with the aim to give student the best possible learning and teaching experience possible.

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