Open All Towers: Tower Bar reopens with very different look

The Tower Bar has reopened its doors to students at the University of Lincoln after four weeks of refurbishment.

The new design is part of a half a million pound  scheme to upgrade the Students’ Union’s venues with improvements also being made to the Engine Shed and The Swan.

The improved Tower Bar offers new seating as well as a redesigned menu. Photo: Rebecca Speed.

The improved Tower Bar offers a range of new seating. Photo: Rebecca Speed.

Work began on Tower Bar – based opposite the library – last month and sees new menus and seating, as well as electricity sockets with USB ports for students to use while they work.

When asked about the refurb Will Richardson, venue manager for Tower Bar, said: “The process has been quite slow behind the scenes. It’s only been the last two or three days it’s taken shape when all of the décor went up.

“It started out as just looking around to see if we could get some new furniture, because we felt that the furniture was tired-looking and the sofas were ripped.”

The new bar has also introduced a coffee and work area upstairs, along with a new colour scheme.

The view inside the refurbished Tower Bar. Photo: Rebecca Speed

The view inside the refurbished Tower Bar.
Photo: Rebecca Speed

On wanting to diversify the colour scheme, Mr Richardson said: “Originally everything in Tower Bar was red, so we stuck some oranges in there along with some teal colours as well”.

Speaking ahead of the redesign Sammi Storey, President of the Students’ Union, said it was a “fantastic opportunity to show exactly where our students’ money goes”.

She said: “It’s an amazing feeling being able to do something on this scale and is a first of many steps to complete the new strategy we have in place for the next five years.”

 

 

The changes have been made ahead of a new academic year starting with freshers’ week beginning on Sunday 18th September.

A new menu is on the table too! Photo: Rebecca Speed

A new menu is on the table too!
Photo: Rebecca Speed

Photo: Rebecca Speed

Tower Bar was reopened on Friday 9th Semptember. Photo: Rebecca Speed