This new building for Kent Union replaces the former Woody’s bar in the Parkwood area and will feature a raft of different social spaces for students, including:
- A new convenience shop to replace the current offering
- A new bar/cafe replacing the ‘Woody’s bar’
- Social / study spaces
- IT / Study hub
- Dance studios and activity spaces
- A mini ‘high street’ for student services
The scheme is being delivered using a partial SIPs solution, a solution also used on the previous Oaks Nursery scheme for Kent Union.
Logistics will play a key role in the scheme as access to the existing Essentials shop building will need to be maintained.
The project is due to be open in April 2018, in time for the summer semester.