Social Space at Byrom Street - plans unveiled
06 June 2012
The University has unveiled plans to significantly enhance the social space for students and staff in the Byrom St Campus.
Subject to planning permission, the social space will create a new extension to the rear of the Byrom St Campus. The proposal will create two pavilions and external space.
Staff and students attended an open day at Byrom St this week to view the proposals.
The first phase will create a pavilion and social seating for 250 people. Within the pavilion, there will be a Starbucks Licensed Store and general social space. The intention is to complete phase one before the end of Semester One 2012.
Phase two will create a link to a second pavilion and social seating for a further 150 people. Phase three will include landscaping. Phase two and three is planned to take place in 2013. The programme for phases two and three is still to be determined.
The creation of the licensed Starbucks Store is in response to the success of the ‘We Proudly Serve’ that was introduced to the Byrom St Foyer this year. Sales have increased by 60% with the foyer unable to cope with the demand. The licensed store will be managed by LJMU.
When the Starbucks Licensed Store is completed, there will be alternative catering provision on site for students and staff. This will be through the LJMU catering outlets and the Liverpool SU Shop.
During the construction of phase one, the University will be putting a temporary measure in place to provide catering services within the Foyer, and will be directing staff and students to the catering outlets in the second floor and the tower.
Tracey Price, Development Director commented, “We are delighted to see the proposals move forward. This will significantly enhance the campus. It was great to receive such positive comments at the open day.”