Emma's New Bar

We're excited that work is now well underway on converting Furness Lodge for the new bar and social spaces.

This process began with the demolition of the old College bar in South Court. You can view footage of the demolition and updates on the building work via our New Buildings page.

To commemorate the institution that was the old Emma bar, we compiled a photo mosaic, featuring photos submitted by our members of their time spent there. The completed mosaic is now available to view via our Submissions page. You may be prompted to log-in to see the mosaic page.


Progress on the new bar

Above: Groundwork on the new site

Below, left to right: Glulam timber beams in place ; This door will be sealed and covered with timber panelling to create the end wall of the bar


Glulam Timber

Throughout the Emma Hub we will be using Glulam timber. Glulam is an abbreviation of 'glue-laminated timber'. This means it is made with multiple layers of solid wood lumber bonded together with high-strength adhesive to form a single structural unit


Left to right: Douglas Fir timber sections in storage prior to fabrication ; Emma Hub columns prepared for sanding and transportation to site ; Drilled Douglas Fir ‘plugs’ for structural fixing points

New College Bar truss under construction, prior to transportation to site