Herefordshire’s university in the making, the New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE), is giving members of the public an early opportunity to visualise what one of its learning spaces will look like.
Architects’ drawings, visualisation and a model of the first academic building, a planned conversion of the former job centre in Bath Street, Hereford, will be revealed at a public drop-in session at 6a, St Peter’s Street, Hereford on Friday July 27 between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Members of the NMiTE team and representatives of the architects, Architype, will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the plans before a formal planning application is submitted to Herefordshire Council next month.
“We are delighted to be able to share our vision for our first learning spaces, which we plan to have ready by September 2019, when we’ll welcome our first 50 pioneer learners,” said NMiTE’s Acting Chief Executive and Provost Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon. “Anyone who would like to see and discuss our proposals before we submit them for planning permission is very welcome to join us and learn more about this exciting stage in our progress.”
Following this preview, NMiTE will apply to Herefordshire Council for permission to convert the privately-owned building into space for 100 learners at an anticipated cost of £3.4million.
NMiTE intend to take a 25-year lease on the building, which is currently leased to the council until September 2018.
For more information about Herefordshire’s future university visit www.nmite.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org