New LICA Development
Lancaster University is embarking on a £10 million project to create a new facility to provide the crucial ‘hub’ for the ‘Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts’ (LICA).
LICA combines four academic groups; Art, Design, Music and Theatre Studies as well as three public arts facilities; the Peter Scott Gallery, the Nuffield Theatre and the International Concert Series. It also hosts the research group Imagination@Lancaster.
A new building is being developed for the north of the campus which will act as the public face for the LICA groups. The central base will also provide a prominent stage for the regionally, nationally and internationally recognised work being produced at Lancaster University.
As with all Lancaster University’s new buildings, the £10 million development will be aiming to achieve a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) excellent rating.
Work is due to start onsite in July 2009.