UWE Law faculty nearing completion
Published on: 28 May 2016
THE £50 million Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol's Frenchay campus is a step closer to completion.
The new building will house Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School and is part of the University of the West of England's campus development plan.
Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors and an Honorary Graduand from UWE Bristol, marked the "topping out" of the building last month by securing a golden bolt on the top floor.
He said: “UWE Bristol is a great university with impressive international reach. It should be commended for investing in the workforce of the future. ”
The building is located on the northern side of the plaza at the heart of developments on the UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus and is due for completion by January 2017.
Key professional organisations will have a base in the new building enabing barristers, accountants, small business owners and start-ups to mix with staff and students in the learning and social areas. Throughout the building there will be flexible workspaces available for staff, students and visitors to use.
Donna Whitehead, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, says, “This will be a live environment where staff and students and business work together."
The new building will include: two showcase law courts, a city trading room, a 300 seat lecture theatre, two Harvard lecture theatres, a number of smaller teaching spaces, IT suites, flexible social learning spaces, external business engagement space, central social space and café.
ISG is the main contractor for the project.