University of Liverpool to open Teaching Hub & Event Venue in September 2018

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Work is almost complete at the University of Liverpool, on an old Student Services building adjacent to the Guild of Students, which has been refurbished to become a new Teaching Hub & Event Venue.

The transformed venue has been completely stripped out to create a facility with a relaxed and contemporary feel comprising of two floors. The ground floor will include a reception area, social study, teaching rooms, group study rooms and new PC suites. The first floor will feature three large lecture theatres of 266, 317 and 326 seats. These will be complemented by two smaller rooms - an 80 seat collaborative teaching hub, and an 80 seat flexible teaching area and social study breakout space.

Marcus Wilson, Head of Commercial Marketing, University of Liverpool: “We will be investing heavily over the coming years in facilities like this, which have a multi-purpose use - ideal for hosting events and student teaching. On a city campus like ours it's important to make efficient use of the all the space we have, and this is a great example."

The Teaching Hub & Event Venue will be ready for student teaching in September 2018 and for events in Easter 2019.

Notes for editors:

In the heart of Liverpool, one of the UK’s most welcoming cities, you will find the original red-brick University of Liverpool. The term red-brick was inspired by their flagship venue the Victoria Gallery & Museum, built in 1892.

Originally the University’s headquarters, the Victoria Building is a truly unique venue that will provide a ‘wow’ factor for your event. In a similar architectural style is the original Liverpool Infirmary, now the Foresight Centre, our dedicated year round event facility with 19 syndicate spaces from 2-80 and up to 140 capacity for a main plenary.

Surrounding University Square, are a range of campus venues with a range of tiered lecture theatres and flat floored flexible spaces including the Guild of Students which has a capacity of 900.

During the summer months on offer are a choice of double, executive or accessible en-suite bedrooms on campus, within close proximity of all the meeting facilities.

And last but by no means least, travel to the West of the city across the Mersey, and you will find Ness Botanical Gardens, home to 64 beautiful acres and definitely a venue that can be truly called unique.

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