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University of Bath spends £4.5 million updating student facilities

Published: Thursday, 23 July 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The University of Bath has purchased the former Bath Police Station and is set to spend £4.5 million ensuring it is student friendly. 

The Manvers Street Building, which was bought from Avon and Somerset Police in 2014 for £6.3 million, is set to be updated with state-of-the-art facilities ready and become a leading learning environment for students. 

An innovative learning space for all

The university is expected to create a brand new city-centre learning zone which will provide ample study space along with rooms specifically for skills training and group work. 

This multi-million pound refurbishment project is set to begin in the next few months with the brand new facilities being open to students and fully operational by the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year. 

The University of Bath has already begun relocating members of staff from the Finance and Purchasing Services into a brand new, contemporary space in the building. 

It is hoped that up to 200 members of staff will be able to work in the new learning centre upon opening next year. 

Professor Bernie Morley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, said that this new learning zone is in the perfect location for many of the university's students who live nearby, further enhancing the support and help staff can offer them. 

This expansion of the university will also make a huge contribution to the “continued regeneration” of the local area, she added. 

The remaining police officers are set to move to their new station at the end of the summer, while policy custody moved to Keynsham earlier this year. 

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