YUSU is refurbishing The Glasshouse in time for the next academic year. The renovations are expected to take two weeks and plans include new flooring, wallpaper and furniture.
The changes come after some students were initially dissatisfied with the cheap look the bar was given when it arrived on Heslington East two years ago.
Sam Maguire, YUSU President, made a statement in response to the upcoming changes: “The refurb in The Glasshouse is a positive improvement to the venue. It will allow us to improve the event experience and cater to the three colleges now on Hes East.”
The Union has refurbished several of its outlets in recent years, including its newest addition, The Kitchen at Alcuin, last January. The Glasshouse is supposed to share a similar ‘homely’ style.
Hayley Mackay, a second-year student and chef at The Glasshouse, told Nouse: “I think it’s a great idea revamping the bar. The designs look great and I can’t wait to see it in person.”
The changes could increase the bar’s capacity, which will serve over 2,000 residents as Constantine opens its doors latest this month, becoming the third college on Heslington East.