New facilities for Academic Community at the Chatham Historic Dockyard

The Chatham Historic Dockyard

The School of Music and Fine Art looks forward to welcoming Kent Business School (KBS) at Medway to the Chatham Historic Dockyard, with new academic facilities and social spaces due to open in September 2015. This exciting venture has been achieved through significant success in student and staff numbers, creating a need for space to grow further.

The project comprises of three distinct developments:

  • Sail and Colour Loft: Originally built in 1723, the Sail and Colour Loft will be the home of Kent Business School at Medway. It will feature: six seminar rooms, a group learning room, a computer suite, quiet study areas, student social spaces and a special reference collection of core text books.
  • Royal Dockyard Church: A new 316 seat lecture theatre for the University of Kent at Medway with embedded technology for lecture recording, interactivity and in-class voting.
  • Galvanising Shop: Reception to the University of Kent at Chatham Historic Dockyard with: a bistro, bar and student performance area.

The University of Kent, working with the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, have secured a new £3.8m home for Kent Business School from September 2015. A teaching and learning centre will be created, specifically designed to meet the needs of KBS students.

Students have played an important part in the planning of teaching space design, transport, hospitality and social areas.