The Chemistry building has been transformed into a purpose-built space over four floors. It features music practice suites, a recital space, a small lecture theatre and library, offices for Classics and Music staff, student workstations and a social area.
Some classes and music recitals are already running in the new space, and weekly Composition Workshops and New Music concerts are held each Monday which are free to attend. Friday lunchtime concerts will also start soon.
A new exhibition space, the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, is due to open in mid-May. The museum will showcase UC’s highly valuable James Logie Memorial Collection, allowing greater public access to view the treasured collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts.
The move provides more public performance opportunities for Music students and puts UC’s Classics and Music departments in the ideal location for greater collaboration with the local and international arts community.
The building, along with the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, will be officially opened in late May.
Information for those travelling between UC and the Arts Centre is available here.
The public will be able to attend music performances held in the new recital space.
The entrance to the Chemistry building (from the South Quad) has been restored to its former glory.
The new student social space in the loft (right) and new learning spaces.
Stairs – a blend of the old and the new.
*All images supplied by Warren and Mahoney, photographer Sarah Rowlands.