IT Services will soon be on the move!
IT services in Chichester 1 are planning a move to the building next door, currently known as Engineering I (ENGG1).
We will continue to provide all the services currently offered but the move will provide an opportunity to update and upgrade the IT Services user area. Students and staff will benefit from a larger, refurbished 24-hour access area where they can use IT Services computers and specialist IT equipment. In particular, students will have access to a larger number of new computers and a more spacious, specially designed laptop area. There will be two training rooms; this will enable us to offer small specialist courses and/or larger group training. The new IT Services Enquiries area is being designed so that both Enquiries & Help Desk staff and users of the service will have more space. Other improvements also include better heating facilities and the installation of automatic door push pads giving 24-hour access to wheel chair users.
When the campus computing services were restructured in October 2004 to form ITS, this included IT staff that were located in a variety of buildings and offices scattered around campus. This move will enable many IT staff to be collocated to open plan offices on the first floor of the newly converted building. The new offices have been designed to enable staff from different groups to work more closely together.
Many of the ITS services will be unaffected by the move. Staff in ITS Arts and Media Services will not be moving. The computer machine rooms in Chichester 1 and Sussex House will remain, as will all the ITS computer cluster rooms that are located around campus (except those in Chichester 1).
The move to the new building is likely to start in mid-May, and be completed by the summer. To minimise disruption to the students’ academic work the 24-hour access user area will be moved during the summer vacation. Nearer the time, we will publish exact dates and times for the move on Latest News.
We look forward to seeing you in our new home!
Updated on 29 October 2010