We’re excited to report that our work to design the new Faculty of Arts Building has progressed a great deal since we announced the winner of our competition (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios) earlier this year. Extensive consultation with staff and students prior to the competition produced a clear ethos for the new building. Now, working closely with the architects and the Estates Office, the Faculty departments have begun to engage with the detail of the actual look and feel of the new building and to explore how it will support teaching and research excellence into the future.
Our vision for the new Faculty building is to create a space that is open, inviting and flexible, enabling collaboration, creativity and innovation to flourish. A space that will act as a hub both for public engagement in the arts and humanities and for nurturing cultural value. A space, most importantly, that will unite all of the Faculty of Arts departments from Millburn House and the Humanities Building under one roof and provide specialist facilities to support their work.
Furthermore, it will be a building for everyone on campus, with a range of mixed teaching and study spaces, lecture facilities, a café and exhibition space for our entire community to enjoy.
The budget has formally been approved by the University Council but there is still much work to do before finalizing the design and appointing the contractors. We’ll be at work on that from now until early 2019, when the project is due to start construction.
Following all due processes, including public consultation, we will liaise with Coventry City Council for planning approval during 2018. In the meantime, take a look at the latest artists’ impressions and models to see how the plans are taking shape.
- Will unite all Faculty of Arts departments under one roof.
- Teaching, study, café and exhibition spaces available to the whole Warwick community.
- A hub both for public engagement in the arts and humanities and for nurturing cultural value.