University to hold public exhibition for new Arts Building
8 November 2016
The University is holding a public exhibition on the development of a new Arts Building this month.
The building is part of the University’s Estate Master Plan. The plan will see the development of the North Holmes Campus over the next 10 to 15 years to provide modern facilities and enable the University to achieve its academic vision and respond to the changing needs of students and staff.
The new Arts Building (Building 1 on the original Estate Master Plan design) will house courses run by the School of Media, Art and Design and the School of Music and Performing Arts. It will provide the opportunity for the introduction of new courses that will meet the need of the region’s growing Arts and Culture sector, as well as significantly improving the student experience through enhanced facilities.
It will lie directly in the path between the existing music facilities in Maxwell Davies, Coleridge and the St Gregory’s Centre for Music, and the neighbouring Powell building, housing media, film, radio and television facilities, acting as a centre for the cluster of these courses.
The University is a major support of the region’s arts and culture and Partner and Principal Sponsor of the Canterbury Festival; as such the new building will be a key location for arts and cultural events throughout the year, providing an important additional location for community arts events. The design will also reflect and celebrate the heritage of the site and the Abbey precinct wall.
The exhibition will be held in Old Sessions House on:
- Wednesday, 9 November, 3 -7pm
- Friday, 11 November, 10am - 6pm
- Saturday, 12 November, 10am - 1.30pm
Information and views gathered from the exhibition will help to formulate the University’s planning application for the new Arts Building.
Visit our web pages for more information on the University’s Estate Master Plan and to view a virtual tour of the future vision of the North Holmes Campus.