Plans for new arts building approved by Canterbury City Council
26 April 2017
Canterbury Christ Church University is pleased to announce that Canterbury City Council has approved its plans for a new arts building on the University’s North Holmes Campus.
The new arts facility, due to open in September 2018, will support growth in the region’s creative arts and digital industries.
The Schools of Media, Art and Design, and Music and Performing Arts, both in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, will occupy the building, which will offer state-of-the-art learning space and technology to provide our students with the best environment for their studies.
The design of the arts building celebrates the University’s position within the city’s World Heritage Site. Through the design features within the building and its external landscaping, the new facility will help to illustrate the unique history of Canterbury’s World Heritage Site to students, staff and visitors.
The construction is part of the University’s wider Estate Master Plan, which will see the redevelopment of the University’s Canterbury Campus over the next 10 to 15 years.
The longer-term vision to create a new facility for engineering and a heritage centre as part of the University’s transformation of the former prison quarter was also given the green light in December.