Staff consultation on Canterbury campus development – TODAY at 14.00

Last year the University took the opportunity of its 50th anniversary to produce a concept master plan for the development of the Canterbury campus over the next 50 years with leading architects, Farrells.

Building on principles outlined in the University’s original development plan from 1963, the concept master plan contains ideas on how best to develop our campus to meet the needs of the University as well as deliver long-term benefits to our local communities, and improve our intellectual, physical, economic and cultural connections with the city of Canterbury.

As the first of a number of opportunities for staff to come to and find out more there will be a presentation and exhibition next week . We need your comments and feedback on these ideas and these will be used to help us develop this concept into the finished master plan. We will also be consulting with local residents, alumni, the business community and councillors in order to get a view from the local community.

The exhibition will be in the Colyer-Fergusson Foyer from 14.00 on Thursday 26 May until 16.00 on Friday 27 May. There is no need to book, all are welcome.

There will also be a presentation from the architect, John Letherland, from 14.00-15.00 on Thursday 26 May in the Gulbenkian Cinema for which you will need to book online.

The concept plan in full, along with ways to send in your comments online, is also now available on the University webpages.

Please do take the opportunity to attend one of either these events or those arranged later in the year, and we look forward to receiving your comments.