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University purchases gateway

The University of St Andrews has purchased the Gateway building on the North Haugh, St Andrews from its current owners Keiller Estates.

The university plans to use the Gateway primarily to provide first class research and teaching accommodation for the university’s internationally renowned undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in business and management.

The ground floor of the Gateway will also serve as a high quality university orientation and information centre designed to encourage public access and use by local partners.

The university’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Brian Lang said, “This development is firmly in line with the university’s continued strategy of investment in high quality facilities to support world class teaching and research.

“I am delighted that we have been able to achieve such a favourable outcome to what has been a complex, but ultimately rewarding process.

“The Gateway occupies one of the most prominent sites in St Andrews and it is fitting that we should be able to put it to good use for the long-term benefit of the community and the university.”

Work to prepare the building for use by the university and visiting public will begin shortly and is expected to be complete by September 2004.

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NOTE TO PICTURE EDITORS: JPEGS OF THE GATEWAY BUILDING (INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR) ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE PRESS OFFICE – CONTACTS BELOW.

Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Niall Scott on 01334 462529, mobile 07711 223 0362, or email ns24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: Gateway 190104 View the latest University news at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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