Planning permission granted for new KBS building

After two years of hard work, planning consent for KBS’s state-of-the-art new building has been granted by Canterbury City Council by a 9-1 majority.

The new building is a key strategic project for Kent Business School, supporting ongoing and successful growth.

As a hub of teaching, learning and working, the facility will offer:

  • 3,137m2 of departmental space for Kent Business School, including academic workspaces, researchers’ workspace and administration and reception areas
  • 2,420m2 of space for the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science
  • 2,350m2 of study space, including 3 lecture theatres, seminar rooms and dedicated MBA and IT suites
  • New social learning spaces
  • A café, breakout areas and a staff terrace
  • A virtual trading lab, with real-time trading information from Bloomberg systems

The University has appointed landscape and ecology specialists to consider how the building responds to the proposed woodland setting and explore ways to minimise the ecological impact. The sustainable design of the building and a minimum BREEAM score of “Excellent” will ensure that the building meets KBS’s vision of creating a sustainable future.

Opening in summer 2016, the building will be a place for interaction, collaboration and social exchange that will embody and foster the life of Kent Business School and its co-locating school, the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science.

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