College has sought permission for temporary buildings in two areas as part of their refurbishment plan, with a new location taking place of the Queen's Lawn as a potential site.
College's intention to submit new plans for temporary buildings was clearly stated when they withdrew their original proposal, which caused concern they might submit a controversial plan while fewer people were around over the summer. The re-submission has appeared as expected, but with no loss of green spaces this time.
The new plans retain a multi-storey building in the car park next to Skempton, but move the others to the Roderic Hill/ACE area. The buildings are intended to remain for 2 years whilst a variety of refurbishment work takes place, however College building projects have a tendency to over-run.
During Freshers Fair the area beside Skempton is often used for the Fire Brigade chip-pan demonstration, so the building there may be warmer than normal at times.