Major refurbishment of Derwent bar

Plans are currently underway for a major refurbishment of Derwent Bar. The proposals aim to create “multi-functional stations” that can handle both daily catering and large events. The revamp will see the the addition of a number of new features, including a fireplace.

The proposals were put to Derwent JCRC by Catering and Bars Manager Phil Kember, who suggested dividing space into separate zones, one for music and another as a“chill-out space”.

The planned fireplace proved controversial with Derwent students, who questioned the need for it and whether the money could be better spent elsewhere. However, C block resident Tim Lansdale greeted the proposals enthusiastically, saying it will make the bar “like Hogwarts.”

Design boards showing the renovation plans have been put in Derwent reception along with feedback slips, giving students the chance to give their views on the proposals.

Sherine El-Sayed

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