Work is now under way on a £11.5 million project to provide a new home for Sheffield University’s management school.
The department is being moved from its current base on Mappin Street, off West Street, to the institution’s Crookesmoor building - formerly home to the law school and humanities departments - which is being given a major makeover.
University bosses say the revamped building will provide students and staff with ‘world-leading teaching spaces that will inspire learning’.
The new management school will feature a state-of-the-art executive suite to host meetings with business partners.
There will also be research space, lecture theatres and seminar rooms, conference and computer facilities, gardens, and parking.
Professor Keith Glaister, Dean of the management school, said: “The school is at a crucial stage of its evolution.
“We have experienced dramatic growth in students to 1,800, increased our academic reputation and begun to climb the international rankings. Our new location will provide excellent facilities.”
Prof Glaister said the new facility would ‘complement the management school’s coveted Triple Crown status’, having received awards from the three most influential business school associations in the world, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Association of MBAs and European Quality Improvement System.