Temporary relocation for Department of Political Studies
On 8 and 9 May the Department of Political Studies is moving out of the houses at 12, 14 and 16 Symonds Street and relocating to 1-11 Short Street (Building 810), Levels 3 and 8. The main reception for Political Studies will be located on Level 8, Short Street. Phone extensions will remain the same.
This move is to enable Property Services to thoroughly investigate issues of dampness and ventilation in these historic houses, which have recently raised concerns about the impact on the health of staff working in them, particularly in numbers 14 and 16. Relocation will allow thorough investigation of the problems and possible remedial action which will respect the heritage status of the buildings.
It is not clear how long it will be before the buildings can be reoccupied until further examinations have been completed. The Department is likely to be in Short Street for the rest of 2012.