The 14,500m² scheme is set to house 1,850 students studying film, music, performing arts and fashion, who are currently spread across the city. The creative arts building is planned for a site next to the 1933 Grade II*-listed Civic Hall and Sheppard Robson's 2009 Rose Bowl business school.
The development will include a 186-seat theatre, an 84-seat studio theatre, a 216-seat cinema, recording studios, TV studio and film studios, as well as other teaching and breakout spaces.
The scheme is jointly backed by Downing Developments and forms a major part of the University's ongoing £200 million campus development plan, which will be delivered over the next five years.
“The building provides a welcoming creative hub that will encourage new collaborations between courses and enable the university to engage with the wider society to form an innovative cultural dialogue.”
Roger Hawkins Partner