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King’s Manor refurbishment: A new chapter with XR Stories

Posted on 31 January 2020

King’s Manor, the city-centre premises of the University of York, is undergoing a refurbishment to provide better overall facilities to users of the building and create a new home for XR Stories, a project leading on the use of innovative technologies in storytelling.

In order to prepare for the arrival of the XR Stories team, there has been a review of the current use of the space at King’s Manor. 

As a result of this review and after a consultation period, works have been agreed to provide suitable space for XR Stories, while also looking at upgrading some of the current facilities.

A number of developments have been agreed, including: 

  • the provision of a new, modern, accessible cafe (open to staff, students and the general public), 
  • refurbishment of the Huntingdon Room
  • refurbishment of the King's Manor library with additional study spaces created. 

Other spaces will also be furnished with comfy seating areas for students to relax.

The Refectory will close on Friday 14 February 2020 to allow for work to begin. Work on the other changes will commence in March, to be completed in summer 2020.

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