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Name for new academic building marks golden jubilee
The new academic building on campus, which has just been handed over to the University by the contractor, is now being named in readiness for its opening in September.
The £29 million development is to be known as the Jubilee Building, as a lasting commemoration of the University’s golden jubilee in 2012, its 50th-anniversary year.
The Jubilee Building, which has been constructed over the last two years, is a major new addition to the University's estate in the heart of campus.
It includes a 500-seat lecture theatre (the largest on campus), both general and specialist teaching spaces, academic and support space, and social and café facilities.
The rooms are currently being equipped with IT and AV equipment and the offices are being furnished.
Staff from the School of Business, Management and Economics will start moving into the Jubilee Building from mid August – a process that will continue until the start of term in late September.
Once term starts, the café will open for business and the facilities in the building will be available for use by all students and staff of the University.
Until then, staff who require access to the building can contact Angela Pater, the project lead.
The development also includes a major new open space in front of the Jubilee Building, and this large outdoor plaza is already open for the summer even though landscaping is still being completed.
And the exit from Arts C onto the plaza is also open, so it can be used as a thoroughfare for students and staff who are making their way to Essex House, Bramber House or the campus halls of residence.
The full postal address for the new building is Jubilee Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9SL.
The University always prides itself on its innovative, distinctive approach that seeks to 'redraw the map of learning'.
With the kindest of regards to the person who thought of the name "Jubilee", it does not seem to fit well with the founding principles and spirit of Sussex. The combined intellectual might of our University aught to be capable of greater and more distinctive aspirations than this, I would hope. There are so many 'Jubilee' buildings and roads already.
I would like to suggest that, prior to settling on this proposed name, there should be a competition across campus, to see if there are any other thoughts that blend with this important birthday year and the uniqueness of our institution.
Marco A. Frieslaar
Law Students should be accommodated there.
I think "Jubilee" is a bit wet too. How about The Higgs Building as celebration of a slightly more significant event that took place this year. And the building looks like its got alot of mass :-)
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