“We will also be creating a new café for both university and community use as well as introducing a new learning resource centre that will incorporate the existing council chamber, which will continue to be used by the local authority for meetings in the future.
“This building is a beautiful example of the architecture of its time and the attention to detail within the three-storey entrance hall particularly is breath-taking and we are excited to have the opportunity to be part of a project that will ensure the long term future of this historically important building.”
Based upon a high-quality and low-cost career focused model of higher education pioneered by the University through its CU Coventry model, CU London will offer lower fees, lower entry requirements and more flexible learning options.
John Dishman, chief executive officer and director of CU Coventry, added: “This is a key project for the Coventry University Group and we are working closely with Barking and Dagenham Council to create a facility that not only protects the future of this fantastic building but supports their growth aspirations.
“It will also enable local people to access a more affordable and flexible further education.”
Further information about CU London can be found at www.coventry.ac.uk/cul