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New NTU Global Lounge to open at 23 Goldsmith Street

A centre incorporating a student lounge space, purpose built meeting rooms and open plan office space has opened at Nottingham Trent University’s City Campus.

Goldsmith Street building

The University’s Global Lounge, which offers international and UK students space to meet, host events and promote internationalism, is moving down the road from its current Goldsmith Street location into the new building at 23 Goldsmith Street. Staff from the International Development Office, who support students recruited from abroad to study at Nottingham Trent, will also be located in the office building.

Staff from the Global Office and International Development office started moving into the new building today (March 4) with further moves planned throughout the month.

Professor Cillian Ryan, Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Head of the College of Business, Law, and Social Sciences, said: “We are excited to see this fantastic building completed. We have worked closely with architects and contractors to ensure it will provide ample space for our Global Lounge to meet and host events whilst also providing modern office space for colleagues working to support international recruitment. We are delighted with the result.”

The University bought the building – the site of the former Posh Spice restaurant which was left derelict following a fire in 2010 – and worked with CPMG Architects and Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson to transform it into a modern office and meeting space.

Director at CPMG Architects, Nick Gregory said: “We’re pleased to have worked with Nottingham Trent University to transform this derelict brownfield site into a distinctive and attractive addition to the Nottingham skyline. The striking building has significantly improved the aesthetics of the street and will not only provide a modern working environment for university staff, but a spacious exhibition space for future events and initiatives. I hope the staff enjoy their new offices within the city.”

Andy Sewards, managing director at G F Tomlinson, said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Nottingham Trent University and CPMG Architects on the new modern Global Lounge. We are proud to have helped transform the old derelict site into another incredible space for staff and students to enjoy, especially as the space will be used to celebrate cultures from all around the world by those who have come to the great city of Nottingham to further their education.”

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    NTU has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    NTU is one of the largest UK universities. With 30,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities, containing some of the sector’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings. 96% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.

    Our student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 88% satisfaction score in the 2018 National Student Satisfaction Survey.
    The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable Nottingham Trent to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    NTU is home to world-class research, and won The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 – the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage; enable safer production of powdered infant formula; and combat food fraud.

    With an international student population of over 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook

Published on 4 March 2019
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