Key Sheffield University building to get £20m new look

Sheffield University is planning a multi-million-pound refurbishment of University House.
Sheffield University is planning a multi-million-pound refurbishment of University House.
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WORK is to begin this summer on a £20 million refurbishment of one of Sheffield University’s key buildings.

University House, a pioneering structure which broke new ground when it was opened almost 50 years ago, will be upgraded for use by students, staff and the community.

When it opened in 1963 at the heart of the Western Bank campus it was one of the first glass curtain-walled constructions in the world.

The changes will see it integrated with the Students’ Union in one single building for the first time.

The newly-refurbished and redesigned building will provide state-of-the-art facilities for student services and an amphitheatre-style space for special events will be created within the new Octagon Plaza.

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