Business school formally named

The University of Wolverhampton’s new business school has been formally named the Lord Swraj Paul Building.

The six-storey facility located in Molineux Street, Wolverhampton opened to students in November and provides teaching and social learning space for The University of Wolverhampton Business School.

The £18m building has been named after the University’s Chancellor, the Rt.Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone PC.

Lord Paul has been Chancellor since 1999 and is Chairman of the Caparo Group, a UK based industrial company with operations in Europe, Asia and North America. 

This week he was joined by staff, students and business people from the region to formally name the building.

He said: “The University of Wolverhampton is close to my heart. It is a great university. I pay tribute to and congratulate the Vice-Chancellor and the wonderful staff and student body for all their hard work.

Lord Paul Naming Ceremony

"It is a great honour to have this building named after me. I am also delighted that we have within the building the Caparo Management Suite. I am delighted to be associated with the City of Wolverhampton.”

Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Geoff Layer said: “We think it is fitting that the building bears Lord Paul’s name. He has been a great ambassador representing the University in the UK and internationally for a number of years as Chancellor and is a true entrepreneur.

“His story is one that can inspire students who will be learning about business in this great new building.

“It is the newest addition to the University and it demonstrates we are really serious about business education and providing the best facilities for our students.”

The building includes a variety of classrooms, an executive education suite, innovative teaching and learning spaces, IT suites, consulting and meeting rooms and a central social space and café.

It was built by Interserve Construction, was designed by architects Sheppard Robson and the build was project managed by Gardiner & Theobald, with engineering services provided by Arup.

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

Date Issued: Thursday 24 March 2016

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