Business School plans get green light

Plans for new Business School building 1Wolverhampton City Council approved plans for the £18m project to build a new flagship building at the junction of Molineux Street and Camp Street at the City Molineux campus.

The six storey 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 tutorial, workshop and seminar rooms, an IT suite, meeting rooms, learning zones and a central social space and café.

Dr Anthea Gregory, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences which incorporates the University of Wolverhampton Business School, said: “The news that we have received planning permission is very welcome and we now look forward to construction getting underway early next year.

“I think it’s very positive for the University of Wolverhampton and also the wider business community, the city and the local economy.

“The new business school will demonstrate our commitment to providing education, training and jobs to help economic regeneration.”

Plans for new Business School building 2The new build scheme is being led by project managers Gardiner & Theobald and has been designed by Manchester-based architectural practice, Sheppard Robson.

Rod McAllister, Partner and Design Director: “Sheppard Robson is honoured to have been asked to design this prestigious new business school. Our design team has worked with the university to develop an exciting response to its unique site that reflects the integration of high academic ambition with the business world.”

Now that planning consent has been awarded, work on site is due to start in early 2014 with a delivery date of May 2015.

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For more information please contact James Allen in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322003

Picture: Image of proposed business school looking from Sir Jack Hayward Way.

Date Issued: Monday 14 October 2013

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