Priory Road

Priory Road development

Priory Road complex

Priory Road Complex

Background

As part of its three year growth plan, the University is proposing to improve and extend teaching and administration space in the Priory Road/Tyndalls Park Road area for use by the faculties of Arts, and Social Sciences and Law.  These proposals are the first stage of plans for a wider enhancement of the Priory Road area which will be the subject of further specific consultation at a later date.

30-32 Tyndalls Park Road

30-32 Tyndalls Park Road

Project outline

In December 2012 the University unveiled initial proposals for refurbishing the present Language Centre (30 – 32 Tyndalls Park Road) to improve and modernise the teaching space and associated offices. Also outlined were ideas and options for a new 450 seat lecture theatre, to serve the whole of the University, which would be built in the rear garden of 30 – 32 Tyndalls Park Road and link through to the Priory Road complex.

Potential new lecture theatre space

Potential new lecture theatre space

Planning

Applications for planning and listed building consent for the refurbishment of 30 – 32 Tyndalls Park Road (ref (13/00495/LA and 13/00496/F) have now been submitted to Bristol City Council and can be viewed online on the Council's planning application page.

The application for the new lecture theatre is due to be submitted at the end of March 2013

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Proposed new lecture theatre

Proposed new lecture theatre

Project timeline

Late March/April  -  Planning and Listed Building consents expected for refurbishment of 30-32 Tyndalls Park Road

                 - Planning application to be submitted for new lecture theatre, followed by Bristol City Council’s formal planning process from March – June

Autumn 2013   -   Subject to planning consent enabling works due to start on site for construction of the new lecture theatre

September 2014  - New lecture theatre complete ready for start of the new academic year


Refurbishment to 30-32 Tyndalls Park Road 

30-32 Tyndalls Park Road

 Work completed on the refurbishment of 30-32 Tyndalls Park Road at the end of September 2013


30-32 Tyndalls Park Road 

Teaching rooms

The updated teaching rooms bring together modern AV technology, equipment and furniture alongside the historic fabric of the Grade 2 listed Victorian villa.   


Priory Road Lecture Theatre 

Priory Road Lecture Theatre

The main works to construct the University's new 450 seat lecture theatre commenced in October 2013.   


Priory Road Lecture Theatre

Lecture theatre progress

The building structure is complete and elevations are well advanced.   


Priory Road Lecture Theatre

Lecture theatre progress

The lecture theatre is now taking shape in Priory Road.  The steel frame for the building has been erected, the structural roof installed and work is now progressing with cladding and then internal fit out.    


Priory Road Lecture Theatre

Lecture theatre completion

The lecture theatre works were completed in October 2014.      


Priory Road Lecture Theatre

Lecture theatre completion

The University's new lecture theatre features a ground breaking approach to the construction of the roof, which addresses the sustainability agenda and also the increasing problem of rainwater run-off in urban areas.  You can read the Estates news item for further detail.     


Priory Road Lecture Theatre

Lecture theatre AV installment

The lecture theatre is installed with the highest grade of AV specification the University offers.  The AV was installed after practical completion and the auditorium was then made available for teaching from January 2015.     

  • Students and staff can now view plans for the next stage of the Priory Road development in the café of the Social Sciences Complex in Priory Road.
  • You can also find the plans on display in the Humanities Common Room at 11 Woodland Road and the Modern Languages Common Room at 17 Woodland Road.
  • Alternatively, view the exhibitions boards online (PDF 11.9Mb).

As these plans progress the University and its project team would like to hear the views of those living and working in the area and also feedback from University staff and students.

If you have any comments or queries about the proposals please contact;

Avril Baker Consultancy, consultation co-ordinator

Tel: 0117 977 2002 Fax: 0117 077 4255 or email: info@abc-pr.co.uk

Alternatively comments on the submitted planning applications can be made directly to Bristol City Council Planning Department.