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Salient. Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 6. Tuesday, June 4, 1963

S.U.B. Third Floor by 1966?

S.U.B. Third Floor by 1966?

The construction of a new floor for the Student Union Building is not likely to begin until October, 1965.

The report of the Planning Sub-Committee of the SU Management Committee says it appears that sufficient funds will be available by then. The Students' Association will provide about £14,000. It is hoped to obtain a Government subsidy to bring the total to the necessary figure.

The new floor will probably be about 7200 sq ft, and the Subcommittee has put forward recommendations for its use. Students will be pleased to hear that new toilet facilities are proposed. It was also agreed that the ground floor toilet facilities at the West-end of the building would have to be enlarged.

Other recommendations include: A Coffee Room where students could take sandwich lunches. This could either be in one of the existing Common Rooms, or on the new floor. In any case, a new Common Room will be necessary. The President of the Students' Association, Mr. Michael Moriarty, asked for a room with carpets and easy chairs.

A small dining room for up to 30 people, where staff or students could entertain guests was an interesting idea put forward. It would be linked to the kitchen by a lift which would also serve the Coffee Room.

It is possible that the Student Welfare Service might be housed in the enlarged building. There may also be space for a bookshop, but at this stage of planning it is difficult to be certain, the Sub-Committee reports.

The report mentions the possibility of the rights for sale of sweets and tobacco being transferred to a hairdresser housed somewhere in the building.

No plans have yet been finalised for the additions, as the preliminary discussions with the architect are not planned to take place until August. First plans are not expected to be ready before February, 1964.