Reopening in September 2017, the Lecture Theatre building has seen extensive refurbishment over the summer.
Contributing towards the first objective of the UEA UEA 2016-20 plan to invest in teaching and learning spaces, nearly £5 million has been invested in the Lecture Theatre refurbishment, as well as other areas across the Campus.
Feedback collated in 2015-16 regarding teaching spaces across Campus highlighted the lack of natural light and writing surfaces in the Lecture Theatres, as well as uncomfortable seating.
Extensive improvements include replacement seating, the provision of writing surfaces and new carpet throughout.
New windows have been installed in the entrance foyers, providing natural light and views across the Harbour towards the Broad.
The existing projection and audio visual booths have been removed and replaced by viewing windows into the Lecture Theatres, which now benefit from new lighting.
The removal of the unused booths has also allowed for extra seating in the Lecture Theatres.
A complete replacement of the ventilation system for the building now offers a more efficient system and greater control of the interior environment.
The remodelling of the entrance foyers includes new layouts, ceiling and lighting. The refurbishment also includes new decorations and finishes such as timber cladding and seating alcoves.
Finally new projection screens, an upgrade in Wi-Fi and other accessibility improvements such as new automatic doors and stage ramps complete the refurbishment.