New year brings new look for University House

Hosts of VIPs – politicians, industry leaders and ambassadors amongst them – have been through the doors of University House, many of them to attend events in rooms on the Function Floor.

Now the Function Floor is to undergo a refurbishment, enabling the University to continue its long tradition of providing meeting facilities and excellent hospitality for our faculties and schools, as well as many external clients.  

"We like to think that the top quality services provided by the Function Floor have played vital part in enhancing the University's reputation through the years," says Bev Kenny, Head of Catering and Conferencing.  "Now, as part of our commitment to constantly our upgrade facilities, Commercial Services has approved a project to improve and refurbish the Function Floor."

The largest space, the Woodhouse Suite, is to be completely refurbished, with new carpeting and a suspended ceiling and lighting. It will also include an acoustic folding wall system to divide the suite into the Great and Little Woodhouse rooms.  The entrance, stairs and corridors of University House will have new carpets and full redecoration.

"We always listen to customer feedback, and they have been telling us that they want a smarter, more professional ambience," continues Bev.  "I'm sure that our customers' experience will be greatly enhanced by these changes."  

The work will take place early in 2011 and the Function Floor will re-open at the beginning of March. Customers can keep up-to-date with the project via the website.

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