New £5.5 million development at Penryn's university campus

New £5.5 million development at Penryn's university campus

New £5.5 million development at Penryn's university campus

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A new multi-million pound facility will soon be taking shape on the Penryn Campus ahead of the University of Exeter Business school expansion into Cornwall next year.

The £5.5 million Science and Engineering Research Support Facility will provide space for the university’s existing marine renewables team, and growing Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC).

The building will also feature a specially designed area for business engagement called The Collaboratory from where dedicated staff long-term research projects with selected local business partners.

The two-storey, 1,200 sq m building will be located next to the Daphne du Maurier building, Professor Mark Goodwin, deputy vice-chancellor, said: “Following the opening of our Environment and Sustainability Institute last year, this latest investment marks an important next step in our provision of academic skills and research excellence in the county.

“The Science and Engineering Research Support Facility will enable us to extend our work with local businesses, sharing the benefits of our expertise in in business, marine renewables, and ecology and conservation with communities and businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”

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11:04am Fri 28 Mar 14

juwhite says...

Okay so the authorities allow the university yet again to expand bringing in more staff/students etc the majority of whom will have transport eg cars, if we are realistic under the university - but there are no more parking spaces been created thus creating more congestion on the residential roads around the campus. They expect residents to welcome students but the university is creating a problem not addressing it. It is not the students that are at fault but the university and the authorities time to get onto your councillor/MP and complain if you are concerned - don't blame the students for a problem not created by them but by the university. Also complain to the University itself if enough noise is made then maybe, just maybe, although I have little belief something will be done.
Okay so the authorities allow the university yet again to expand bringing in more staff/students etc the majority of whom will have transport eg cars, if we are realistic under the university - but there are no more parking spaces been created thus creating more congestion on the residential roads around the campus. They expect residents to welcome students but the university is creating a problem not addressing it. It is not the students that are at fault but the university and the authorities time to get onto your councillor/MP and complain if you are concerned - don't blame the students for a problem not created by them but by the university. Also complain to the University itself if enough noise is made then maybe, just maybe, although I have little belief something will be done. juwhite
  • Score: 9

10:03pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Benbev58 says...

How about building student accommodation instead of crippling the local area. I'd like to know how local residents are really benefiting from the university. There are a lot of factors being overlooked and despite the spin I don't believe it's all in our interest.
What was the name of that local Private Eye type mag a few years back?
How about building student accommodation instead of crippling the local area. I'd like to know how local residents are really benefiting from the university. There are a lot of factors being overlooked and despite the spin I don't believe it's all in our interest. What was the name of that local Private Eye type mag a few years back? Benbev58
  • Score: 1

9:07pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Jirakitt says...

It's like a cancer that uni.
It's like a cancer that uni. Jirakitt
  • Score: 0

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