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Home / Latest News / University submits plans for major expansion of city centre Atrium campus

University submits plans for major expansion of city centre Atrium campus

A university has submitted plans for a major expansion of its city centre campus.

The University of South Wales, formerly the University of Glamorgan, wants to expand its Atrium campus next to the railway on Adam Street in Adamsdown, Cardiff.

The proposed £15m Atrium 2 development will increase the number of students at its School of Creative and Cultural Industries by 1,500 over the next three to four years.

According to the plans, it will introduce an element of the Business School into the city centre, provide a design media entertainment centre and move the Fashion and Retail Design School from Fitzalan Place.

It will also house a number of student services, including a students’ union bar on the first floor, as well as a shop, offices and a so-called “ideas factory”.

The university has previously said it intends to welcome its first students into Atrium 2 in September 2014.

A University of South Wales spokeswoman said: “The University of South Wales is committed to developing in response to current and future student demand, to support the employability of our students and to play our role in the economic development of Wales.

“The creative industries are recognised as an important aspect of this and it is right that the university continues to undertake the preparation work to ensure it is able to deliver against this agenda.

“The detail of the timing will take into account student recruitment cycles for 2013 and 2014 entry,” added the spokeswoman.

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