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Plans submitted for new university building

The University of Portsmouth has submitted a planning application to the City Council for a new academic building on the site of the former Victoria Swimming Pool, adjacent to Victoria Park in Portsmouth’s city centre.

The new building would have large flexible spaces for teaching, research, innovation and collaboration and it would be home for the University’s Faculty of Business and Law and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Set on the edge of Victoria Park, work spaces are focused around two triple height atriums with views of the city and sea. New facilities include a 500-seat lecture theatre, two 250 seat lecture theatres, a courtroom, rooftop restaurant and terrace which would be open to the public.

Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: “I am extremely excited to be submitting this fantastic new building for planning permission. If we are granted planning approval, this will be a stunning landmark building designed for the future.”

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