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New Faculty of Arts Building

A landmark space at the heart of campus

The new Faculty of Arts Building will be a destination for engagement in the humanities and the arts; a hub for public engagement with the arts and nurturing cultural value. It will bring together the Arts and Humanities departments that are currently located in the Humanities Building and Millburn House.

At eight storeys high and 35 metres tall, the Arts building will be one of the tallest buildings on campus when it opens for the 2021/22 academic year.

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.


Watch the video of our topping out ceremony in November 2020

Artist impressions

An artist impression of the new Faculty of Arts building

An artist impression of the Faculty of Arts building in the campus landscape

Building progression