Changing spaces

Monday 27-10-2014 - 10:17

From movies to music to cooking and coffee, the recent refurbishment at Liverpool Guild of Students has cleverly created an inspiring and sustainable environment for its students.

Liverpool Guild of Students undergoes huge transformation.

Doubling the amount of social space for societies to use, the refurbishment includes a brand new cinema – the first of its kind in a Union which has been made from 100 per cent recycled material from the old campus buildings.

Once up and running, students will be able to watch documentaries and films to support their studies, society interests or simply gather with friends for movie nights.

With an entrance hall resembling the hall of fame, foreign film memorabilia and wall-to-wall classic movie posters; a visit to this cinema promises to be a nostalgic experience for students.

Interesting facts:

  • The cinema seating has been recycled from old University of Liverpool lecture theatres
  • The timber rail with cup holders to the rear of the seating is former University of Liverpool lab benching
  • Long lost projectors were found in the Architecture and School of the Arts storerooms and are now on display for all to see
  • The sound system and projector were both salvaged from old University of Liverpool lecture theatres
  • Posters, cards, and other bits of movie memorabilia were all sourced by Total Reuse

As well as the cinema, students can now grab a cuppa in-between lectures from the new Starbucks franchise or dine out in the newly refurbished Sphinx Bar and Courtyard.

And for the future Paul Hollywood’s or Martha Graham’s, a new quirky ‘shake and bake’ room has been designed where students can either whip up a culinary storm or perfect their pirouettes within the same four walls!

The Guild now also boasts the second largest gig space in Liverpool securing acts like Example, Jamie T and Catfish and the Bottlemen.

And if this wasn’t enough of a positive transformation for the student experience, Liverpool Guild is also keeping students busy by running innovative activities including beekeeping and aquaponics. There is also a Seed Fund available to support students with the launch of their eco-friendly ideas.

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