Newly unveiled artist's impressions of Warwick Art's Centre's development, plans to reopen and summer programme.
Two University Building Projects have been shortlisted in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards
Two building projects recently completed for the University have been shortlisted in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) regional awards in the Midlands, with final judging for the winner taking place later in the year.
The two projects are the Professor Lord Bhattacharyya Building hosting the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) and Phase 1 of the Cryfield Village Student Accommodation. Both buildings dramatically enhance the University campus and provide world class facilities for research, teaching and living.
They are extremely energy efficient (EPC A) and sustainable (Breeam Excellent), incorporating renewable energy systems and are assisting the University in the journey towards carbon net zero. Most importantly the buildings are now enriching the experience for staff, students, visitors and the Universities industrial partners, bringing more employment to the region.
Image: Nick Dimbleby
Development works are now underway on a new temporary car park at Cryfield Village and on improving pedestrian routes around campus which means that some diversions are currently in place.
WMG, at the University of Warwick, has been awarded £10 million to build a new Degree Apprenticeship Centre for the high value manufacturing sector.
The Centre, which is due to open in 2019, has received £10 million from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).
The Centre will provide training programmes up to Level 7 (Master’s Degree level) with an initial capacity for 1,000 students on roll at any one time. The apprentices, who will be employed by companies, will undertake their academic studies at the WMG Degree Apprenticeship Centre, which will be on the University of Warwick campus.
We have now been granted planning permission for our hybrid planning application to the local authority (Coventry City Council) following the consultation we carried out on campus and with the local community earlier this year.
The application included requests for planning permission for nine projects on campus, including the new Faculty of Arts and Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research buildings as well as new student residences with up to 1,000 beds. The application also proposed to increase the maximum number of parking spaces on campus from 5,422 to 6,452, in line with Council parking standards to serve the net additional floor space. This will enable the construction of a new multi-storey car park at Gibbet Hill, relieving pressure on Warwick Medical School and the School of Life Sciences and helping to address car parking issues on local residential roads.
Over the next 5 years, the University is embarking on its next phase of building works, which includes nine development projects.
- A new Faculty of Arts on the central campus
- A new Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) at Gibbet Hill
- Residences for up to 1,000 students
As these combined projects will give rise to new floorspace and new parking requirements which are not reflected in the 2009 Masterplan, a fresh planning permission is required.
The University is preparing a single hybrid planning application (with some projects submitted for detailed approval and others for outline permission) to cover all nine projects and enable their combined impacts to be considered together. The application will be submitted to Coventry City Council as all projects lie within Coventry’s administrative boundary.
We are hosting a drop-in consultation to seek your views on our plans for the development of the University of Warwick campus over the next three to five years on Wenesday 23 May in the Felden Building on Westwood Campus.
A new multi-million pound Sports Hub at the University of Warwick is one step closer to completion after contractor Willmott Dixon hosted a topping out ceremony today, which traditionally signifies the structure has reached its maximum height.
Due to complete in March 2019, the new Sports Hub will create one of the best sports facilities at a UK university.
Willmott Dixon is helping lay the foundations that will attract the next generation of people to the construction industry by offering on-site work experience to hundreds of young people at its University of Warwick project.
Since July, Willmott Dixon has has already welcomed nearly 300 young people to the site through its work experience and site tour programme. The contractor has also been supporting The Prince’s Trust ‘Get Into Construction’ scheme in the Midlands.
Students from both Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and the University of Warwick are also using the project as part of their degree.
We've finished work on the new exit from the Science Park onto Kirby Corner Road. This new, left turn only exit will support those exiting the Science Park towards Gibbet Hill Road, avoiding Lynchgate Road and reducing congestion in that area.
Work has commenced on creating an additional exit from the Science Park onto Kirby Corner Road. This new, left turn only exit will support those exiting the Science Park towards Gibbet Hill Road, avoiding Lynchgate Road and reducing congestion in that area.
The City Council are undertaking the works which are due to complete before the start of term, but will involve work on the main carriageway of Kirby Corner Road on the weekend of 16 and 17 September. There will be a local road diversion in place during this weekend, but access to Westwood Campus and all Kirby Corner Road frontages will not be affected.
Construction work has begun on Warwick Arts Centre’s temporary theatre – The Goose Nest – this week (14th August 2017).
The new 280 seater auditorium will be open for nine months, from October 2017 – June 2018, whilst Warwick Arts Centre’s Theatre and Studio spaces are refreshed and renovated as part of the venue’s 20:20 project. The three year development will see the venue go through some major changes and improvements to the building, parts of which date back to 1974.
Warwick Arts Centre has named its new 280 seater temporary theatre, ‘The Goose Nest’ following a student vote lead by the Creative Warwick team at Warwick Students’ Union.
Over 200 business and organisation leaders from across the West Midlands gathered in Birmingham on Friday morning at the fifth anniversary Coventry and Warwickshire Champions meeting, hearing from leaders of key regional organisations, including Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor and President Stuart Croft, on how collaboration across the region is critical to raise its profile.
3pm to 7pm, Monday 16 January 2017,
The Oculus, room OC1.03,
The University is hosting a drop-in consultation on plans for a proposed new multi-storey car park to be located on existing surface parking, next to University House.