Plans for new arts building approved by council

Canterbury city council has approved plans for Canterbury Christ Church University to have a new £12 million arts building.

The new arts building, due to open in September 2018, will be built on the University’s North Holmes campus.

The school of Media, Art and design and Performing Arts will occupy the building and will offer state-of-the-art learning space and technology to provide students with the best environment for their studies.

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Dr Keith McLay, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, said in an email to students: “Creating this facility is part of our ongoing commitment to give our students an outstanding education and excellent student experience.”

The design of the arts building is to celebrate the University’s position within the city’s world heritage site and they hope that it will help to illustrate the unique history to students, staff and visitors.

Performing arts student, Tamika Roye, says, “It’s a shame that the new art building won’t open until I’m in my third year, but I’m so excited! We really need new facilities that specialise in our subject.”

The construction is part of the University’s wider plan to see the redevelopment of the University’s campus over the next 10 to 15 years.

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Below is a video which shows you what the new arts building will look like.

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