New £22m four-storey “world class facility” for Bournemouth University gets the go-ahead by Poole Council

Bournemouth Echo: LEARNING: Computer generated image of the new £22m building for Bournemouth University LEARNING: Computer generated image of the new £22m building for Bournemouth University

A NEW £22million four-storey flagship building for Bournemouth University is set to open in 2016 after plans were approved by Borough of Poole council.

The glass-fronted building at the university’s Talbot Campus will host academic and support facilities, including seminar rooms, lecture theatres, multi-function space and catering facilities, given the go-ahead by Poole council on Monday.

Vice-chancellor, professor John Vinney said that the higher education sector is becoming increasingly competitive and so they cannot afford to stand still.

He added: “We have taken great strides in recent years to improve our level of performance and to attract high-calibre students and staff.

“Our aspiration is to become a centre of academic excellence in education, research, and professional practice, and we need world-class facilities, like this new academic building to match those aspirations.”

Building work will take place on an existing car park on the site to create the new flagship facility, meaning that new vehicle spaces will be created on land south of the campus. In addition, a new mini link road will also be constructed to connect Gillett Road to the campus, to minimise traffic flows through local residential roads.

Richard Genge, planning and regeneration manager, Borough of Poole, said: “The proposed development will contribute to the character and appearance of the area as well as enhancing the University’s educational facilities.

“It represents a significant financial investment for the university and will benefit the economic growth of the area.”

It will become the latest addition to Bournemouth University, as a £10.5million six-storey student centre is currently under construction on the same site, due to open next year, and developments on the International College building in Lansdowne.

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8:25am Thu 17 Apr 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

So more students attracted with less car parking, that will please the residents of the area, not
So more students attracted with less car parking, that will please the residents of the area, not itsneverblackorwhite
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10:01am Thu 17 Apr 14

Old Colonial says...

The bigger and more prestigious the facilities the higher the salary the Vice-chancellor can command. Pity this is at the expense of staff whose pay is frozen, and students who get less and less face to face contact with lecturers with the push toward more and more on-line learning and tutorials. So that's what being 'world class' means.
The bigger and more prestigious the facilities the higher the salary the Vice-chancellor can command. Pity this is at the expense of staff whose pay is frozen, and students who get less and less face to face contact with lecturers with the push toward more and more on-line learning and tutorials. So that's what being 'world class' means. Old Colonial
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10:19am Thu 17 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

If they can build multi storey education facilities within the campus, then why can they not increase the student accommodation within the campus, instead of the rowdy idiots clogging up much needed residential homes, and councils building high rise accommodation in the towns and outlying areas.
If they can build multi storey education facilities within the campus, then why can they not increase the student accommodation within the campus, instead of the rowdy idiots clogging up much needed residential homes, and councils building high rise accommodation in the towns and outlying areas. TheDistrict
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11:16am Thu 17 Apr 14

BmthNewshound says...

TheDistrict wrote:
If they can build multi storey education facilities within the campus, then why can they not increase the student accommodation within the campus, instead of the rowdy idiots clogging up much needed residential homes, and councils building high rise accommodation in the towns and outlying areas.
Very simple reason - Poole Council has the common sense to exploit the benefit from the university but leaves it to Bournemouth to deal with housing the students and all the associated problems.
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: If they can build multi storey education facilities within the campus, then why can they not increase the student accommodation within the campus, instead of the rowdy idiots clogging up much needed residential homes, and councils building high rise accommodation in the towns and outlying areas.[/p][/quote]Very simple reason - Poole Council has the common sense to exploit the benefit from the university but leaves it to Bournemouth to deal with housing the students and all the associated problems. BmthNewshound
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11:25am Thu 17 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

Don't tar all students with the same brush guys......a lot of students are mature, responsible and take care of where they live. Students bring a lot to the community. Unfortunately it is only the 'naughty' ones that get the press and complaints from people.
Don't tar all students with the same brush guys......a lot of students are mature, responsible and take care of where they live. Students bring a lot to the community. Unfortunately it is only the 'naughty' ones that get the press and complaints from people. KitKatPuss
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1:23pm Thu 17 Apr 14

leotuttle says...

about time the uni was renamed Poole University as that is where its located in Poole not Bournemouth. Or as a compromise Poole & Bournemouth University
about time the uni was renamed Poole University as that is where its located in Poole not Bournemouth. Or as a compromise Poole & Bournemouth University leotuttle
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1:47pm Thu 17 Apr 14

SuperSnooper says...

leotuttle wrote:
about time the uni was renamed Poole University as that is where its located in Poole not Bournemouth. Or as a compromise Poole & Bournemouth University
Good idea,, and also Bournemouth Orchestra, also located in Poole and part funded by Poole council
[quote][p][bold]leotuttle[/bold] wrote: about time the uni was renamed Poole University as that is where its located in Poole not Bournemouth. Or as a compromise Poole & Bournemouth University[/p][/quote]Good idea,, and also Bournemouth Orchestra, also located in Poole and part funded by Poole council SuperSnooper
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7:08pm Thu 17 Apr 14

ShuttleX says...

SuperSnooper wrote:
leotuttle wrote:
about time the uni was renamed Poole University as that is where its located in Poole not Bournemouth. Or as a compromise Poole & Bournemouth University
Good idea,, and also Bournemouth Orchestra, also located in Poole and part funded by Poole council
What about Bournemouth Airport, that is in Christchurch?
[quote][p][bold]SuperSnooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leotuttle[/bold] wrote: about time the uni was renamed Poole University as that is where its located in Poole not Bournemouth. Or as a compromise Poole & Bournemouth University[/p][/quote]Good idea,, and also Bournemouth Orchestra, also located in Poole and part funded by Poole council[/p][/quote]What about Bournemouth Airport, that is in Christchurch? ShuttleX
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7:38pm Thu 17 Apr 14

cromwell9 says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
If they can build multi storey education facilities within the campus, then why can they not increase the student accommodation within the campus, instead of the rowdy idiots clogging up much needed residential homes, and councils building high rise accommodation in the towns and outlying areas.
Very simple reason - Poole Council has the common sense to exploit the benefit from the university but leaves it to Bournemouth to deal with housing the students and all the associated problems.
nice one,
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: If they can build multi storey education facilities within the campus, then why can they not increase the student accommodation within the campus, instead of the rowdy idiots clogging up much needed residential homes, and councils building high rise accommodation in the towns and outlying areas.[/p][/quote]Very simple reason - Poole Council has the common sense to exploit the benefit from the university but leaves it to Bournemouth to deal with housing the students and all the associated problems.[/p][/quote]nice one, cromwell9
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7:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

cromwell9 says...

ShuttleX wrote:
SuperSnooper wrote:
leotuttle wrote:
about time the uni was renamed Poole University as that is where its located in Poole not Bournemouth. Or as a compromise Poole & Bournemouth University
Good idea,, and also Bournemouth Orchestra, also located in Poole and part funded by Poole council
What about Bournemouth Airport, that is in Christchurch?
Blimey BMTH has only got Boscome, left.Lucky B-----s.
[quote][p][bold]ShuttleX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SuperSnooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leotuttle[/bold] wrote: about time the uni was renamed Poole University as that is where its located in Poole not Bournemouth. Or as a compromise Poole & Bournemouth University[/p][/quote]Good idea,, and also Bournemouth Orchestra, also located in Poole and part funded by Poole council[/p][/quote]What about Bournemouth Airport, that is in Christchurch?[/p][/quote]Blimey BMTH has only got Boscome, left.Lucky B-----s. cromwell9
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