The University of Portsmouth’s £14m Eldon Building extension opens this week and for the first time provides both the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries with brand new purpose-built facilities. The building of the new wing has been a few years in the making but it does seem like only the other week the ground was broken (and old brick cellars discovered in Middle Street) but now the new structure and facilities are finished. The building itself replaces some of the old facilities in the old art college era wing such as the old Space Gallery but the new building will be home to far larger and more diverse exhibition spaces open to not only students of the University but also the public. Already there are a series of exhibitions lined up for the coming months.
You can read more about the development HERE and also see a short statement by Faculty Dean, Professor Catherine Harper: