It’s been a while since we’ve been in touch about Union Refresh, but it’s been bubbling away in the background. So here’s what’s been happening.
Fri 22 March 2019
We’re now reaching the finish line of phase three with the majority of remaining work now being purely decorative.
Fri 21 December 2018
You’ve probably explored it already, but Portland Building’s Level C is now fully open – hurray! Along its brightly lit and gleaming interior, you’ll find the Get Involved Zone…
Fri 23 November 2018
Portland – there's light at the end of the corridors… It feels like it's been a long time coming, but there's been a lot happening in Portland Building over the last few weeks.
Fri 26 October 2018
You'll notice that some parts of Portland Building are inaccessible while your SU's makeover continues. So, what's happening? And when will everything be finished?
Fri 21 September 2018
If you've been in Portland Building recently, you'll have spotted the hoardings are still up on Levels B and C. It's a bit inconvenient right now, but it won't be long before everything is back up and running – in fact, your new dance studio is already finished and looking fabulous. So pull on your dancing shoes and make sure you take a twirl around it soon!
Fri 31 August 2018
Portland Building is really starting to look different now. The hoardings are up on Levels C and B, and demolition work has already begun with the dance studio, SU Advice and the old lecture theatre (C11) currently out of action. Don't worry though – it won't be long before everything's ready.
Tues 31 July 2018
Portland Building's facelift is really starting to take shape. In fact, demolition work has already started on Level C – in SU Advice and C11 (the old lecture theatre) – leaving some gaping holes and crumbling concrete as the contractors get stuck in. But don't panic – walls are already starting to go up, so it won't be long before the new SU Advice space is ready.
Fri 29 June 2018
Just like Doctor Who, Portland Building is regenerating. You’ve probably noticed all the changes it’s been going through (and if you haven’t, where’ve you been?), but there’s still lots to do.
Fri 30 April 2018
The big story of the Students' Union Refresh is of course Portland Coffee Co. We first announced it with the launch of phase 3 in March and we finally opened the doors on Monday 25 September at the start of Welcome week, finally showing off the café to everyone.
Wed 18 Oct 2017
As we come to the end of phase 3 of the Portland Building redevelopment it's important we take a moment to reflect on the works completed so far and what is still to come over the summer of 2017, so you know what to expect when you arrive in September, either as a new student or returning.
Thurs 21 Sept 2017
The Portland Building refurbishment has been ongoing now since the beginning of May and, aside from the normal issues faced by any building works and trying not to get in your way too much, is steadily progressing. You may have noticed that more and more of the building has been hidden behind boards for the next round of improvements, presenting a significant difference when moving around the building, but come September, it will all have been worth it!
Mon 17 Jul 2017
Because Portland is such a busy building (sometimes attracting 18,000 through it a day!) there was no way of closing to do the development. Instead, the work was phased over 4 years, mainly over summer periods.
Mon 06 Mar 2017
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