Cutting ‘Edge’ building for Bath

HRH The Earl of Wessex has formally opened the University of Bath’s newest building, The Edge

The Earl of Wessex, the University’s Chancellor, was joined by 200 guests at the opening ceremony, a special showcase evening of music, dance and debate.

The state-of-the-art four-storey building, The Edge, provides students, staff, and the wider community with a unique hub of culture and innovation.

It offers a 220-seat theatre, performance studio, rehearsal studios, three galleries and a contemporary café. It is also home to the School of Management’s executive education training suite – offering an extended programme of short courses, master classes, speaker events and seminars.

University of Bath Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, said: “Bringing the creative arts and the study of management together under one roof is a new departure for Bath and is unique amongst UK universities, arts organisations and business schools.

“Our aim is that this will foster a culture of creativity and innovation, add greater depth to our management programmes, and promote leadership development and innovative business practice in the arts.

“The Edge provides a dynamic environment for creative minds and a wonderful enhancement to our facilities here at Bath University.’

Pictures courtesy of Nic Delves-Broughton, IDPS, University of Bath.

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