Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI)
Facilities and technology
The new building, opening in September 2013, will complete a major investment in teaching and learning facilities for our students, with a particular focus on the public staging, exhibition and performance of student and external artists work.
The new building will create a fourth side to the existing Eldon complex, incorporating:
- a large lecture theatre
- new seminar spaces
- outstanding exhibition and event facilities
- extensive social learning facilities
- upgraded workshops and equipment
- enhanced open access IT facilities
The development will allow us to bring together all staff and students engaged within the creative and cultural industries into one physical space, creating a central hub where interdisciplinary creative practise, development and potential can thrive and inspire.
The extension will create an additional 3000sqm of space dedicated to student work, teaching and learning. The main exhibition space will increase by 60sqm and a new additional exhibition gallery of 46sqm will add to the University’s facilities for its students.
Upgrades and additional workshop equipment including a digital fabric printing bureau, additional laser cutters, green screen and camera studios and sound recording studios’ will continue to enhance our offering to current and potential students. The physical space, integrated facilities and interdisciplinary teaching and learning philosophy will place our course offerings and our graduates, within this field, at the cutting edge of innovative practise and potential employment.
London based architects Penoyre and Prasad, already responsible for the award-winning University library extension, are leading the project. Their 20 years of practice has been at the forefront of developing the design of low energy, low environmental impact buildings which help save running costs and which create sustainable, internationally distinguished architecture.