Following its opening on June 6 this year, the Fusion Building has become the flagship attraction of Bournemouth University’s Talbot Campus.
Students of Bournemouth University are still in appraisal of the University’s new addition, even after almost five months of it being open.
The £22 million project was partially funded through a £5 million Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) STEM Award.
This allowed Bournemouth University to achieve its vision of state-of-the-art academic buildings and a modern university.
The Fusion Building boasts 27 seminar rooms, 3 lecture theatres, a 250 seat contemporary restaurant, a roof-top terrace and research space.
Charlie Casey, a first year Marketing student, said:
The new Fusion Building is a really clean and modern place to study and hang out. It would be good to hopefully see more places like this being built in the future.
Jefferey Chan, a first year Computer Animation Arts student, said that everybody sees the Fusion Building as being huge and modern: “It is situated in the middle of the campus, you can conveniently go there to either study or socialise.”
Other students also commented that the Fusion Building has a certain “wow factor” and that the building has received a “large amount of use” following its opening.
Bournemouth University also has plans in the pipeline for other projects. Bournemouth Borough Council have recently endorsed the university’s plan to build a new landmark gateway building. This will be near to the main Bournemouth train station.
The new building is set to accommodate the university’s Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, featuring advanced teaching facilities and laboratories which will help to develop students skills and careers in the health profession.
It is hoped that the new landmark building will receive as much acclaim from Bournemouth University’s students as the Fusion Building has done.