MP inspects work on £9million Lancaster teaching block

MP inspects work on £9million Lancaster teaching block name

The MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood has given her support to the University of Cumbria’s £9m teaching block.

During a visit on Friday (3 March), Cat Smith MP saw for herself the ten teaching rooms, 222-seat lecture theatre, balcony and chill-out space that are weeks away from completion at the university’s Lancaster campus.

“It’s really exciting to be at the university and see a new lecture theatre coming on line and teaching rooms equipped with the latest technology,” the MP said during her tour of the development. “I think Lancaster as a city really thrives on having a student population to contribute to the local economy but also add that vibrancy. There’s always something going on in the city and its really good to see the University of Cumbria look to expand what they’re doing on the Lancaster campus.”

Students and staff have been consulted about the colour scheme, carpets and furniture.

The building is a sympathetic addition to the hill top campus which retains historic property dating from 1880. A grant of £2.5m from the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership has helped fund the project. It’s hoped it’ll open in June just weeks before the university’s 10th anniversary.

Pic (L-R) Nigel Beedon, surveyor, University of Cumbria, Cat Smith MP Lancaster and Fleetwood and Jackie Moses, Director of the Institute of Education, University of Cumbria.