Staffordshire University launches two new buildings
Staffordshire University recently threw open its doors for a week-long celebration to launch new flagship building The Catalyst.
Staff, students, businesses and the public were invited to celebrate this milestone on campus with a packed programme of free events, which culminated with a Community Spectacular earlier last month.
The Catalyst is a £43 million building located on Leek Road at the heart of the University’s Stoke-on-Trent campus. This 8,800 sqm four-storey building brings together the delivery of apprenticeships and digital skills, to meet and stimulate employer demand, in flexible, high-quality, digitally enabled spaces.
Professor Martin Jones, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive said: “A university hub providing world-class services and settings to support students through their education and towards their employment, this building also welcomes current and future students, staff and employers. In addition, it lays down a marker for our future campus transformation projects.
“The Catalyst isn’t just a building for the University – it’s a building for the community too. From hosting events and conferences to inviting the community in to eat at our café, deli and bistro, The Catalyst has a key role to play in further bringing our University to you. Whether you’re a regular to our campus or you’ve never set foot in any of our buildings before, you are more than welcome to come along and get involved with our University!”
This isn’t the only new launch as over in Stafford, the University has opened the doors to another building – its new £5.8million state-of-the-art Centre for Health Innovation.
Featuring the most advanced health simulation technology, the Centre offers a series of flexible and immersive simulation spaces designed to enhance clinical competency and the learning experience for students. Find out more here.