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New images released from Uni of Gloucestershire City Campus development

15 July 2022
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The University of Gloucestershire has released a new set of images from behind the scenes of its City Campus development.

The new images show that stage one of the works at the former Debenhams building, which includes the removal of non-structural walls, suspended floors and ceilings, and lifts, stairs and escalators, is now close to completion.

They also display the first steps of stage two, which involves structural alterations including the shaping of openings for ceilings, floors, staircases and skylights.

Dr Nigel Wichall, Director of Estates at the University, said: “We’re very pleased to share these latest photos to update the wider community on how the work on our City Campus development is progressing.

The second floor, following enabling works.

“We’ve been delighted with the level of community interest in the project and we hope these latest images provide a useful insight into what’s been happening behind the scenes at the former Debenhams building.”

This latest update from City Campus follows the announcement last week of a number of historically significant finds at the location.

Archeaologists excavating the site found a range of artifacts including fragments of Roman pottery and the remains of what appear to be a Roman Road.

Read more about this here: Gloucestershire Uni excavation uncovers fascinating finds CityCampus-imageshowingthespaceforaescalatorremovedatformerDebenhamsbuilding

City campus is being developed following funding linked to its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals. In May, the University of Gloucestershire secured £29 million funding from Barclays to further these commitments.

By building the campus, the University hopes to recruit a higher proportion of young black and minority ethnic students; to widen access, engagement and participation for students from deprived areas; and to reduce gas and electricity CO2 emissions as part of its commitment to Net Zero by 2030.

Read more about this here: University of Gloucestershire secures landmark finance deal for ESG City Campus ambitions






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