Students at London South Bank University (LSBU) are benefitting from a vibrant new state-of-the-art Student Centre at the University’s Southwark campus.
The £7.42 million development opened its doors in November, creating a dynamic central location where students can easily access support services and find out more about employment opportunities, as well as providing a space where they can socialise and relax.
All non-academic services, such as Student Advice, Employability, Accommodation, Fees & Bursaries and Disability and Dyslexia Support will be under one roof. A key feature is the Student Life Centre, which is staffed by experts in a range of issues that might affect students whilst at university.
The centre is also home to Students’ Union, which was consulted during the design of the space to ensure students’ needs were met.
LSBU’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Earwicker says: “We’re sure that this centre will really enhance the student experience at our University. LSBU students will not only have an exciting new space to meet and to work in, but they will also have quick and easy access to any support they need, and they’ll have information on professional opportunities, such as mentoring and internships, at their fingertips.”
Located under the University’s existing Tower Block at the corner of Borough Road and Southwark Bridge Road, the centre was designed by architects HawkinsBrown (who were named ‘Education Architect of the Year’ by Building Design in 2009) and construction work was carried out by Mansell Construction Services.
A specialist manufacturer of lampshades and pendant luminaires, Albioncourt designed and delivered the luminaires for the centre. The Dorset based company supply across the hospitality, commercial, retail, education and care sectors nationwide.
“This project allowed us to show several construction techniques and on a scale that shows off our work well,” says Tim Hargreaves, Albioncourt Director. “The luminaire pendants are a prominent feature throughout the build and play a large part in defining areas and the transition from one area to another.”
LSBU is one of London’s oldest and largest universities and the top modern university for graduate stating salaries in the UK.
For more information please visit: www.lsbu.ac.uk.