New planning application gone in for the ATRIUM 2 extension which will add 2 wings to the currnet building. A small one where they are currently demolishing the garage will be basically a students union / resource centre.. and in the medium term (they mention 3 - 4 years), a larger extension on the Eastern side to have more teaching space, which will allow for the expansion of media/arts provision and introduce some business studies provision (I guess business related to the media/arts?).
A design and access statement here shows a fair bit:
And a full list of stuff is here:
I quite like the design.
Thank you for pointing it out!
I can't find the renders, but some of the blueprints that I saw actually look quite promising. Hopefully, it will blend in to the surroundings nicely.
Thinking about students unions, I wonder if Cardiff would ever consider building new one. The current one is serviceable but I'm not sure how it compares to other ones in the UK.
It is nearly fifty, according to Wikipedia, and I think that it is starting to show its age. You are right that it's fine in terms of services, but I think that it really has aged badly, and a new one would be preferable.
I dont think they would build a new one. A few years back there were big plans to develop the existing building with some quite significant changes. Money issues slowed it down. I suspect that is still the plan, but put back.
It would be nice to get easier access to the Sherman from Park Place.
I don't want to sound like a whiner, but does anyone else feel the University of South Wales is a less good name than the University of Glamorgan? Does this new Uni include Newport, or is it just a re-naming?
It's bound to become USW fairly quickly, or "Ooooo-Soooou"!
OT Is there any chance that Cardiff Met will get involved with the USW further down the line? I do like the idea of having just 2 Uni's for South East Wales
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