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Have you noticed there’s quite a lot of building work going on around campus? We thought you might have..

One particular area of major redevelopment is The Institute of Education, over at 20 Bedford Way. This is having a major impact on student space, in particular the Institute Bar and prayer space. Last year, many of your raised concerns about the initial plans and, after a period of consultation, we recently shared with you the revised layout and plans for the bar area and temproarily relocated the prayer space to Room 794.

In order to make these shiny new spaces a reality, it’s necessary for the old space to close for a time. The Institute Bar has now been closed completely on 13 April.

However, there will be an exciting new pop up venue replacing it until the work is complete.

From May 2018 the bar will be temporarily located in a pop-up building on the main IOE Concourse at 20 Bedford Way. The pop-up will offer all of the same things you loved about the current bar, including the couches, pool tables, bar and food options.