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Old January 29th, 2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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Hope University Cornerstone Centre



Supported by £6.5m funding from The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the North West Development Agency (NWDA), Liverpool Hope University is, throughout 2009, completing the fourth and final phase of its Cornerstone Campus with the construction of a new Centre for Music, Performance and Innovation. Completion of the new building, The Cornerstone Centre, is planned for November 2009

The Cornerstone Centre, a project which has been in development for almost 10 years, will be massively beneficial to us all in the creative and performing arts. It will provide us with opportunities to develop new initiatives with local creative businesses and the local community, provide the scope to create new jobs, assist with new business start up and encourage and widen participation in Higher Education and the Arts. It will also relieve pressure on existing space.




The Ground Floor

• Foyer & Exhibition space;
• 10 Music Practice rooms;
• 3 large Studios;
• 3 Music Technology laboratories;
• 1 large store; 2 small stores;
• Music Therapy Rooms;
• 2 Offices
• Reception; Reception office; Box Office
• Servery and Store;
• Toilets




The First Floor

• Performance Hall with tiered seating for an audience of up to 200;
• 2 Green Rooms with shower facilities; (these will also support use as rooms for private consultation)
• Library
• 3 offices;
• 1 large store;
• Exhibition gallery




The Second Floor

• 5 offices;
• 1 large business incubation unit;
• 3 teaching rooms;
• 1 technical room;
• 1 small store
• 1 balcony






Running alongside construction of the new Centre will be the development of the Cornerstone Campus with extensive landscaping to create a walled Garden with a water feature and an open air amphitheatre for summer performances. It will transform the environment of the Campus into a place for contemplation, study and creative expression.

Work on the next phase of Hope's Cornerstone campus started this week, with the foundations put in place for Hope's new Centre for Music, Performance and Innovation.

The £6m development will take an estimated 11 months to complete and will bring together students, employers and the wider commu nity in a quality environment providing new learning opportunities which directly connect to employment opportunities and the start up of new businesses in the creative industries.

Head of Visual Arts Alan Whittaker, Professor Bill Chambers, Dr Terry Phillips and Philip Duffy braved the cold to visit the site as building commenced on 1st December.

I thought I'd add to our depressingly small construction list, in an effort to cheer us all up.

This project will certainly add to it's locality, so I thought it should get it's own thread.

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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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The Cornerstone Festival held at Hope's Everton campus over the last few years is also growing in strength. Because of the ecumenical nature of the uni, it would be good if it could develop its links with SFX next door and by extension Loyola Hall in Prescot. Who knows where it might lead.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 11:24 AM   #3
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Here's a link to Loyola Hall:

http://www.loyolahall.f2s.com/
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Old March 18th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #4
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This was the only thread I could find that is dedicated to Hope University.

As an aside, I vaguely remember an interview with the uni's VC or someone in the Guardian (Independent?) last year in which he said that Hope wasn't going to expand any more because it wanted to maintain a collegiate atmosphere or words to that effect. I guess that was then!

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New centre for Liverpool Hope University as intake soars by 1,500

Mar 18 2009 by Ben Turner, TMNW

A LIVERPOOL university has confirmed it is to increase the number of students from 7,500 to 9,000 within two years.

The massive expansion plans were revealed as artistic impressions show how a new £7.2m Centre of Excellence in Education will look when it opens at the Hope Park campus, in Childwall.

The new centre, expected to be completed by January, 2011, forms a major part of the university’s expansion plans and will help accommodate an intended increase in student numbers - due to have risen by 20% the same year.

The building will face the existing Gateway building and construction will begin this summer.

Boasting a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, meeting space, offices and teaching rooms, it will be grouped around an atrium to create a link with the existing Warrington Building which houses the education deanery and open new vistas into Hope’s surrounding green space "garden campus".

Last night, Dr Martin Carey, chief executive of Urban Hope – which co-ordinates Hope’s widening access, regeneration and enterprise programme said the centre would provide a range of degree level courses tailored for the world of work.

Courses will focus on professional development in sectors ranging from housing management to small businesses and cater for students "aged 18 to 60." Dr Carey said: "We hope to increase the number of students to 9,000 by 2011.

"This new centre is a further demonstration of our commitment in supporting the knowledge economy and businesses in the North West. It will provide access for employers to academic resources within the university and will provide a gateway to academic expertise."

Government funding and the university’s own funds has helped finance the project.

Cllr Keith Turner, the city’s executive member for education, welcomed the expansion.

"We support anything that helps to increase skills in the city’s workplace," he said.
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This opens this weekend, under the name of 'Capstone'. Thought it might be worth a mention.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 12:52 AM   #6
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Music 'in the air' at Liverpool Hope University
by Martin Thomas. Published Tue 16 Mar 2010 19:17, Last updated: 2010-03-16

the Steinway D concert grand is hoisted into place

The collection of Steinways


Music was in the air - and hearts missed a beat - when one of the world's most expensive pianos was winched aloft as it was delivered to Liverpool Hope University.

The "Steinway D concert grand" was one of a dozen pianos worth a total of almost a quarter of a million pounds that arrived at Liverpool Hope University’s new performing arts centre.

The "D concert grand" - with a price tag of £110,000 - one of the finest instruments in the world and was lifted into the building by a specialist crane before taking its place alongside the others in the state-of-the-art Hope Theatre.

The special delivery confirmed the University’s music department as an ‘All Steinway School’, the second in England and one of only four in the UK, joining an elite group including Royal Holloway College at the University of London, Yale School of Music, New Haven and The Juilliard School in New York.

The delivery comprised of: A Steinway Concert Grand, a Steinway B Grand, 2 Steinway V uprights, 4 Boston UP-126 uprights and 4 Boston UP-118 uprights. Together they represent a £240,000 investment.

All the pianos except the giant Steinway D where delivered via the goods lift with the Steinway D Grand being so big it had to be lifted by a special crane – the only one of its kind in the country. The crane lifted the Concert Grand from the foyer of the new Capstone Building up to the first floor. From there it was taken into the new Hope Theatre which will become its home.

Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of Liverpool Hope University said: "This partnership with Steinway sends out a powerful message about the direction that our University is taking. We want to be the best and the only way to do that is to work with the best.

"We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Steinway and we also look forward to hearing our students on these magnificent instruments."

Keith Glazebrook of Steinway said: "All-Steinway Schools demonstrate a commitment to excellence by providing their students and faculties with the best equipment possible for the study of music. That is why the only pianos owned by the institutions, from the practice room to the recital hall, are designed by Steinway & Sons."

On Friday 26th March 2010, Joanna MacGregor, the University’s Visiting Professor of Musical Performance, will be the first artist to give a recital on the university’s brand new Steinway D grand piano, the instrument of choice of many of the world’s virtuosi and one of the finest and most expensive pianos in the world.

The University is the Higher Education partner of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and The Capstone building is also home to the European Opera Centre and the music therapy trust, MusicSpace.
Source: Click Liverpool
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I know Lipa is part of JMU or affiliated with it, and there was talk a few years back about it becoming a uni in its own right but if this fails maybe it could dump JMU and merge with Hope? There seems to be more of an alignment there.
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lipa is not so much affiliated with jmu, but jmu award its degrees in the same way liverpool uni awarded the degrees for hope and chester until they became universities in their own right, lancaster uni awards the degrees for edge hill.
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And Lipa students have access to JMU facilities but not those of the other universities - as far as I know.
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Liverpool’s Hope university unveils its new Angel Field outdoor theatre
Jun 23 2010 by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo

A UNIVERSITY has opened a new outdoor theatre.

Angel Field is the final piece in the redevelopment of Hope university’s “creative campus”, in Everton.

The landscaped garden, which includes fountains, a perform-ance amphitheatre, angel statue and quiet reflective spaces, was officially opened with a concert featuring musicians from Hope and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

It was named after Angel Field farm, which once occupied the site and was run by Jesuit priests from St Francis Xavier’s church.
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Angel Field - cool name for a character in a novel.

Angel Field looked into the mirror and knew ...
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He's that wet blanket who dumps Tess Durbeyfield isn't he?
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Not of the new campus on Shaw Street - but some images of the original, and expanding campus on Taggart Avenue, L16. Vey pleasant and very leafy.


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When was this building designed? For a split second I thought it was the chapel of my uni (Leeds Trinity)! Very similar indeed.
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It is the Hope Chapel, built in 1965. It was ravaged by fire a year or two ago - but is now fully renovated.
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