Photo of guests at the UWE engineering building topping-out ceremony.

Topping out ceremony marks milestone of UWE Bristol’s new engineering building

The new multi-million pound engineering building at the University of the West of England’s (UWE’s) Frenchay campus has moved a step closer to completion. A ceremony was held on Tuesday 17th September to mark construction of the state-of-the-art facility reaching the highest point of the landmark building. Due to be completed in summer 2020, the building will house specialist digital

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Council leader slams stadium opponents

The Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr John Calway, has slammed the TRASH campaign group for undermining the planned new stadium for Bristol Rovers and UWE in Stoke Gifford. He made the criticisms whilst standing on the site of the planned new £40 million 21,000+ seat stadium with Bristol Rovers Chairman Nick Higgs and UWE Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven West. Cllr

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UWE Stadium construction set to begin in September

Construction work on Bristol Rovers’ planned new 21,700-seater stadium in Stoke Gifford looks likely to finally get under way in September following the signing of an agreement relating to the future of the club’s present ground in Horfield. The club announced today that all parties have now signed the Section 106 agreement for the redevelopment of the Memorial Stadium site,

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Committee to take second look at UWE campus expansion plans

Members of South Gloucestershire Council’s Development Control (West) Committee will tomorrow (Thursday 6th June) take a second look at an outline planning application for a major expansion of the University of the West of England’s (UWE’s) Frenchay Campus in North Bristol. The plans include the erection of new buildings “for academic, recreation, administration and support purposes”, a 200-bed hotel and

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Another milestone reached in UWE Stadium project

Bristol Rovers FC have announced the passing of a further milestone in their project to build a new 21,700-seater stadium on land near the University of the West of England in Stoke Gifford. A message on the club’s website says the three month period during which the granting of planning permission could have been challenged through a judicial review has

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Contractors on site at UWE Stadium plot

Bristol Rovers FC has announced that another important milestone has been reached on the UWE Stadium project, with contractors moving in to establish the final design of the foundations. According to a news article on the club’s website, contractors have entered the site near the university’s Frenchay Campus to carry out a series of boreholes to test the ground conditions.

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