Work will start on the roof of the Union building on the 21st June, with interior work commencing on the 26th. In an unexpected move - particularly given the recent replacement of seat coverings - daVinci's is included in the plans.
The bar will remain closed over the summer, with the windows making way for doors opening into the quad. When this is complete a new floor and furniture will go in, with the changes being complete for freshers' week in October.
Work on the complete refurbishment of the central core of the building will last until November, stopping temporarily for freshers' events, and will include:
- Installation of a 13-person lift
- Addition of a 2nd floor mezzanine level with club storage areas
- Built-in cash machine
- Information screens
For the duration of the refurbishment work access to the building will be via the east and west staircases.
World Cup matches will be shown in dBs, with the bar being open during the summer in place of daVinci's.