Avenue campus gets a multi-million pound makeover
Humanities at Southampton is renowned for its high calibre of research and education. One of the reasons for this is our continued investment in student facilities and ensuring that the University’s Avenue campus offers the best learning environment for our students, through a £2.7m improvement programme.
The autumn of 2015 saw the start of our development work to provide a new, integrated library and learning space at Avenue Campus. The result of the work has been a bright and versatile space with an increase in the variety and number of independent study areas, as well as improved services for students.
This has been followed with an investment and improvement project being undertaken across Avenue campus and building 2 on Highfield campus – home to our music department. Areas under improvement include internal shared areas such as corridors, lobbies and stairwells, which will see a refresh of signage, furniture, carpets and LED lighting, as well as some external works. The developments have been phased over the coming months to minimise disruption to our students and we will see a complete refurbishment in the future to our Burgess Building.
Professor Anne Curry, Dean of Humanities, said: “Our faculty is committed to providing an outstanding working environment in which to learn, typical of our friendly and collaborative Avenue campus atmosphere. This is something we’ve been planning for some time and it is rewarding to see the improvements taking shape and already enriching our students’ experience. We are also looking forward to embarking on further improvements to our other campus buildings as we recognise the need for continued investment in our world-class facilities.”