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New Faculty of Arts building: Topping out ceremony

On 12 November, we celebrated completion of the final storey of the new Faculty of Arts building with a ‘topping out’ ceremony. Works are due to complete in time for the 2021/2022 academic year on this landmark space at the heart of central campus.

At eight storeys high and 35 metres tall, this will be one of our tallest buildings, bringing together the Arts and Humanities departments in an exciting new space.

On the ground floor of the building there will be a large atrium and engagement space, where the Faculty is looking forward to welcoming staff, students and visitors from the wider community to exhibitions and other events.

Take a look at the how the building is taking shape:

Features and facilities

The new building has been designed with a wealth of student learning spaces, both formal teaching rooms, but also student study areas. A glossary of frequently asked questions about the new building can be found here.

Teaching spaces in the new building will include lecture theatres and teaching and seminar rooms of a variety of sizes that will be used by the wider University student community as well as Arts students. In addition there are a series of specialist Arts and Humanities teaching spaces which range from an Antiquities Room, a Creative Writing studio, cinema and screening rooms as well as theatre studios and rehearsal rooms, a media and edit suite and media and creative industries rooms.

On the ground floor of the building is a large atrium and engagement space which the Faculty is looking forward to welcoming staff, students and visitors from the wider community to exhibitions and other events.