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Film and Television fit out completes Richmond Building refurbishment

The new location for the Department of Film and Television at the Richmond Building Steve Runicles

Teaching space facilities Steve Runicles

Steve Runicles

6 June 2016

The final phase of the refurbishment of the Richmond Building has now been completed with the fitting out of the 5th and 6th floors in the south block for the Department of Film and Television. At a cost of £2.8m, work on the two floors was completed by the University’s contractor John Perkins Construction in April.

The Department of Film and Television have already moved in their first cohort of staff and activity will build up prior to a full launch at the beginning of the academic year 2016/17.  The department is part of the School of Arts and is currently housed in the Van Dyke Building in Cantocks Close.  Its relocation to the Richmond Building will move it closer to the city’s cultural quarter, in close proximity to the Department of Music in the Victoria Rooms and the Royal West of England Academy.

Patrick Finch, Bursar and Director of Estates said: “The relocation of Film and Television marks the end of a major project undertaken by the University for several years to breathe new life into the Richmond Building.  The building now houses a lively and dynamic mix of users ranging from the Bristol Students’ Union to the International Office and the Centre for English Language Foundation.

“Collocation with the Bristol SU will enable the department to have access to the cinema facilities in the Winston Theatre and to the extensive range of learning spaces available within the building.  There is also space for further expansion of the facilities as funding becomes available.”

Steve Runicles, Project Officer said: “This is my first project for the University and I have enjoyed working with the School and FM in its successful delivery. Their positive approach throughout has been greatly appreciated and knowing that they are delighted with the result is very satisfying.”