New £23m JMU Art and Design College

jmuartcollege.jpgLooks great, I’m looking forward to it but I’m having real trouble working out exactly where it is, I need to see the map.

Planning approval granted for new £23.5 million Art and Design Academy

LJMU was today granted planning permission to develop a new £23.5 million Academy for its 180 year old School of Art and Design.

The sculptural building, designed by the award-winning architect Rick Mather, is scheduled to open in 2008 when Liverpool is European Capital of Culture. The development will ensure that LJMU, future generations of students and the city continue to play an influential role in the creative arts in the decades to come.

On hearing the decision, LJMU’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Brown, said: ”I am absolutely delighted. This development is more than just another academic building. It will be a catalyst for new creative adventures, for innovative thinking 365 days a year.