Investing in the Cass Estate

New building and remodelling of Bunhill Row will enhance students’ experience

The university has recently announced plans to invest further in its estate by acquiring a leased building at 33 Finsbury Square, as well as significantly remodelling Bunhill Row.

The leased building will, subject to planning permission, offer a mix of high-quality educational and social spaces, enabling Cass Business School to offer an improved student experience, enhance its reputation and allow for phased expansion in its postgraduate programmes and executive education.

Together with the remodelling of Bunhill Row and vacation of other leased space, this will provide around a 25 per cent increase in Cass space.

33 Finsbury Square

Professor Sir Paul Curran, President, City, University of London said:

“33 Finsbury Square will complement Bunhill Row and strengthen the unique Cass position as ‘the Business School of the City of London’.  It will also give Cass a firmer foothold in Shoreditch and Tech City with access to the opportunities it will provide.

“As we know, our competitors in the UK and Europe more widely have invested heavily in new facilities for their Business Schools.  I believe this significant investment in the Cass estate will be a major enabler for the School’s longer-term ambitions.”

Professor Paolo Volpin, Interim Dean, Cass Business School said:

“33 Finsbury Square will allow us to continue to improve the quality of our research and education and provide our students with the very best education experience.”

The intention, subject to planning permission, is to take up the new lease at Finsbury Square in mid-2020, following which remodelling of Bunhill Row will take place.

33 Finsbury Square is currently the London home of the University of Liverpool which announced, at the end of October, its intention to vacate the building and refocus activity in Liverpool and online.

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