Students Staff

23 August 2019

Take a pew…new seating planned for all campus Squares

Filed under: Latest news — Communications Office @ 12:11 pm
Example of how new seating will look

Example of how some of the new seating will look.

We all know how important the Squares are on campus – they are the true hub of the University and are great places to meet.

So we’ve decided to make them even more the heart of our community by improving seating and lighting in all five Squares and the Silberrad Student Centre plaza.

We are adding seating units with lighting to Square 1, powered by solar panels, and also two learning units where people can meet and work.

The café and eateries on the Squares are getting modern benches and tables and the Students’ Union bar will have new picnic-style benches.

Square 5 will have a larger central seating area and improved lighting which includes a lighting projector where messages can be displayed on the paving.

The plans will include:

  • new seating with lighting to Square 1, powered by solar panels
  • seating around eateries on Squares 2, 3, 4 and outside the Lakeside Theatre café
  • more seating in Square 5
  • new lighting in Square 5 and the Silberrad Student Centre plaza
  • new seating overlooking the lower lake outside the Silberrad Student Centre



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