DMU has unveiled a video fly-through of the centrepiece of the £90 million campus regeneration project.
The transformation of the Fletcher Complex, home to Art, Design and Humanities, will see the high rise currently in place refurbished and a brand new building stretching down to the waterfront, better connecting the River Soar into the campus.
Work will start in the summer of next year and is expected to take 18 months. Meanwhile, courses taught in the Fletcher Complex will be moved to other buildings where students will benefit from ‘an immediate improvement’ in teaching facilities.
(Video via DMU Website.)
Elsewhere, this summer work will begin on landscaping Mill Lane, which was pedestrianised at the start of the current academic year. Plans for this development can be viewed at a consultation event in Trinity Chapel from 1pm to 7pm on Wednesday 15th May.
In addition to this 1 Mill Lane will be completely refurbished over the summer to add new classrooms as well as office space including offices for the Chamber of Commerce and a corporate hospitality suite. This building will also house accommodation for the Vice Chancellor, and will be finished in time for the next academic year.
This summer will also see break-out spaces created in Queens, Gateway House and the Hawthorn Building, and there are plans for solar panels to be installed onto the roofs of several buildings on campus as an investment into sustainability.
The university are also investigating outside sports locations in the city as a ‘bold initiative’ to provide facilities for student sports teams.
More information can be found on the University’s website here.