Published: 24 June 2014

Gallery – Refurbished Guild of Students

Guild of Students

The newly refurbished Guild of Students is set to open its doors in September following a major, multimillion pound investment.

The new Guild, which is the largest student union building in the UK,  includes new rooms for activities, a cinema room, a new-look Stanley Theatre and an improved performance space in Mountford Hall, with a state-of-the-art sound and light system.

It has been redeveloped as part of a £600 million investment to develop the academic, social and residential facilities at the University over a 10-year period.

Picture above: The frontage to University Walk has been updated with the addition of wooden panelling, new walkways and seating areas.


Picture left: A more intimate Courtyard area has been created with a lowered roof above public seating space. A new bar and kitchen are in place and light streams in through the raised glass ceiling, allowing views out over Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral.






Picture left: The former Ken Saro-Wiwa bar has been completely transformed to create the new Sphinx Bar. Reclaimed wood provides function and decoration in this appealing contemporary space that opens onto outside seating area.






Picture left: The bar is available to book for parties and will also serve food.









Picture left: The overhauled Mountford Hall – still Liverpool’s second largest live venue – benefits from £500,000 worth of new equipment. As well as hosting big name acts, it can be used by student societies.







Picture left: The Street joins University Walk with Mount Pleasant, providing pleasant seating and communal areas, as well as a coffee shop and bookable conference rooms.





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