Impressed visitors to the £15m ‘Student Hub’ at Edge Hill University have been singing the praises of the new addition to the Ormskirk campus.

The innovative and sustainable building has the ‘wow’ factor and has created an exciting one-stop shop for all student needs, as well as creating a visually exciting focal point for the University.

First impressions from people when they sample the new facilities themselves are of amazement and they are complimentary about the design work and what it has to offer. Watch some of the initial reactions in this video.

Housing a number of Edge Hill’s student services, retail and dining areas in one place for the first time, the new building marks the central point between the modern Western Campus and the iconic, 1930s main building.

There is also brand new accommodation for the Students’ Union, with dedicated space for societies and student groups, and offices for other student support teams. There is more classroom space and a range of learning facilities to support students with a mixture of computers and other IT resources.

In keeping with Edge Hill’s proven commitment to sustainable development, it is an energy-efficient building including eco-friendly features such as recycled heat, solar-powered hot water, LED lighting and high levels of insulation.