Riley, Mine, Pulse and Raven to close

Mine, Pulse, Raven and the Riley Smith Hall will be closing over the Christmas holidays as the first part of the Union Upgrade.

One of the aims of the £20 million refurbishment project is to provide more space for societies.

A complete overhaul of the Riley Smith has been planned and the space will benefit from new lighting and retractable seating.

In the meantime, the closure of Mine and Pulse will see the capacity of Fruity reduce in semester two.

Piers Cottee-Jones, the Union Activities Officer, told The Gryphon that society activities which are usually held in the Riley Smith, Mine, Pulse and Raven have successfully been relocated to the wider University area: “The University have been really helpful in accommodating our societies during the upgrade process.

We are also creating a Refectory theatre as an alternative space while the Riley is closed. This is actually an even bigger space than the Riley, and will provide a 300-seater performance space for our students.”


Elli Pugh

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