Below is the phasing on work:

Phase 1 Front of the building: Retail shop and Coffee shop Closed during Semester One. Re-open Spring 2014
Phase 2 Main Bar Closed from 21st December, throughout the first semester. Reopens August 2014
Phase 3a Top Floor Society space Closed Semester One 2014. Opens Semester Two. 
Phase 3b Middle Corridor Office space Closed Semester One 2014. Opens Semester Two.
Phase 4 Venue 1 being turned into performance space and nightclub Closed Semester Two 2015. Re-opens for Freshers' Week 2015.
Phase 5 Landscaping - concluding outside work Ends August 2015.


Redevelopment – Phase 3 and 4

Phase 3 of the redevelopment starts over the summer. It involves updating the middle and top floors of the building in to new office spaces for the staff and sabbaticals on the middle floor, and a range of society spaces and venues on the top floor.

The middle floor will have an open plan sabb office, so your representatives are as accessible as possible to you. It will also have a large print and design suit available for students to use. STAR Radio is moving to the middle floor, as is the committee room. The top floor is going to have a new, chilled bar space in Venue 2, dance and rehearsal rooms, a workshop, and numerous society and meeting spaces of various sizes, all with projectors.

Phase 4 will take place during the second semester, when Venue 1 gets developed. It is being turned in to two venues – a performance space with a stage and retractable seating, and an entertainments venue with dance floor, booths, and LED lighting. These venues have a retractable wall between them so that we can still cater for big events, such as in Freshers’ week.