It will be 'all change' in Beit from the 8th May, as the Student Activities Centre finally moves to its new home on the second floor mezzanine. The first part of Phase 2 is nearly complete, with the contents of the East Wing basement due to move across to Beit North at the end of next week.
The new SAC features multi-coloured pigeon holes and a new parcel space (no more falling over packages as you walk into SAC!), as well extensive networking faciltiies. Indeed, the mice in Beit have never had it so good, with lots of lovely new network cable to chew through. New desks and chairs are also on order, however there is a small concern that it may not arrive in time. Thankfully, the new reception desk is probably large enough to fit everyone on - being, as it is, 5m long and presumably designed for a SAC Monkey to sleep under.
One huge benefit of the new space is the presence of windows which open out onto more than a brick wall. The natural light should mean that regular SAC inhabitants, such as CSC chairs, can spend more time in there without losing their revision-induced tans.
Once the move is complete the East Wing basement will be turned into meeting rooms, to replace those on the top floor of the building (which will in turn become a gym). The 2nd floor proper, under the new SAC, will house open-plan desks and offices when it is completed in several months time.