Plans for new business school submitted
The University of Wolverhampton has submitted its plans
for a new building to house its Business School in the city centre.
The planned £11m building would be situated at the junction of
Molineux Street and Camp Street at the University’s City Molineux
The six storey flagship building will be a combination of
teaching and social learning space and aims to reflect the University of Wolverhampton Business School’s
growing reputation and engagement with the business community in
the region. Included in the proposed new building will be lecture,
tutorial and seminar rooms, offices and a central social space and
A full planning application has now been made to Wolverhampton
City Council. If approved, work on site is scheduled to start in
December this year with a delivery date of May 2015.
Dr Anthea Gregory, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences which
incorporates the University of Wolverhampton Business School, said:
“The plans for the Business School demonstrate the University’s
commitment to supporting and driving economic regeneration in the
“We want to contribute to the creation of jobs and providing a
ready and skilled workforce as well as helping businesses develop
“As the University of Opportunity we must position ourselves as
a place that connects and engages with business to provide
innovation and skills.
"This latest development will further improve what we can offer
to students and enhance the experience they have with us.
“We have been established for more than 80 years and a vibrant
business school is vital to generating growth and jobs.
“The school is growing and has improving student satisfaction
rates. Allied to this, we have increased the level of engagement
with local and regional businesses through internships, mentoring
and knowledge transfer projects, as well as recently establishing a
new advisory board with a range of senior chief executive officers
from regional businesses.
“We want the new business school to provide an exciting learning
environment supported by the latest technology and able to offer
tailored facilities to meet the needs of learners from sub-degree
level right the way through to executive education.”
The plans are part of an investment of around £45m by the
University to redevelop its City Molineux and Wulfruna Campuses in
Wolverhampton City Centre. A new £25m Science facility, including
state-of-the-art laboratories alongside teaching and meeting rooms
is being created by extending and redeveloping the current MB
Building, which fronts onto Stafford Street.
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Date Issued: Wednesday 7 August 2013