The University is intending to enhance the impact of its academic research and expand its executive education offer.
The combined office and teaching space will be a base for seminars and programmes from the University’s internationally-renowned School of Management and other departments including its Institute for Policy Research (IPR).
The intention of this new facility in the heart of London is to reinforce our stature as an international centre of excellence in graduate education – Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell
Its location at 83 Pall Mall will enable even closer links to be developed with policymakers, partners and research collaborators in industry and Higher Education both domestically and internationally.
The 400m2 facility, close to the Institute of Directors, will be used for workshops, master classes and networking events with existing and new business partners including the University’s many London based alumni. It is due to open in autumn 2016.
The suite of offices will include a 60-person lecture theatre, a seminar room, group working spaces, hot-desks and a boardroom as well as a lounge and coffee bar area.
Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, said: “The intention of this new facility in the heart of London is to reinforce our stature as an international centre of excellence in graduate education and provide a locus for activities which strengthen our connections with business, government and our expanding alumni community.”
Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the University of Bath’s School of Management, said: “I am excited by the opportunity to establish the new facility at Pall Mall and continue to build on the University’s excellent reputation. I look forward to working with my colleagues to promote and share our academic research and extend our executive education activity into the capital city.”
83 Pall Mall will also provide a London base for the University’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR), which bridges the worlds of research, policy and professional practice.
Professor Nick Pearce, Director of the IPR, said: “Locating ourselves in such close proximity to Westminster and Whitehall will strengthen our ability to conduct research of significant relevance to public policy debates, and to engage policymakers in our work. The new facility will be a key asset for the IPR’s future.”