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Proposals for Business School and Growth Hub building on show at University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls campus

PUBLISHED: 11:25 12 August 2016

Business School and Growth Hub

Business School and Growth Hub

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Some initial design proposals for the new Business School and Growth Hub building are available for the public to view now at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls campus, in advance of a full public exhibition in September.

In order to provide sufficient opportunity for local residents to view and comment on the developing design proposals as they evolve, a selection of architects’ display boards are located in the glass corridor by the main entrance and reception at Oxstalls, and cover specific issues around site layout and building location, site access and pedestrian routes/rights of way, lighting, landscaping and visual impact.

Members of the public can pop in at any time, seven days a week and submit comments on feedback forms which will be collected daily and passed to the design project team as they finalise the development proposals.

What could a redeveloped Oxstalls / Plock Court bring to Gloucester?

• Bring at least 2000 more students to Gloucester and increase skilled workforce, innovation and enterprise in city and county

• Increase student spending in Gloucester from £7.7m to more than £20m per annum

• New dual use community and University sports facilities including 4G pitches, new sports hall and stadium

• Further boost links between University and business community through support for growth and economic development from The Growth Hub

• Boost culture, vibrancy and community in Gloucester

• Improve community access to landscaped areas in Oxstalls

• A new business school and Growth Hub building for business education, consultancy and growth

• New 4G sports pitches and a new sports hall and sports stand for community and university use

• Landscaped green space with improved community access

The boards are also available to view on the university website www.glos.ac.uk/growinggloucester The boards will remain in situ until 5 September when they will be removed to make way for a full public exhibition of the detailed development proposals on Tuesday 6 September between 4pm and 7pm. At this event, members of the design project team will be available to answer any further questions and feedback forms will also be available. The Reserved Matters planning application for the Business School and Growth Hub will then be submitted to Gloucester City Council at the end of September.

The University of Gloucestershire is a diverse, vibrant community of 12,000 students, 58,000 alumni and 1,600 staff and is based across four campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester. Organised over ten academic Schools – Art and Design, Business, Computing and Technology, Education, Health and Social Care, Humanities, Leisure, Media, Natural and Social Sciences, and Sport and Exercise – the university has long excelled in education, media, sport and fine art. www.glos.ac.uk

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