MEMBERS of the public are invited to find out more about the upcoming university in Hereford at a drop-in session later this month.

Visitors will be able to get a better idea of what one of the proposed learning buildings for the New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE), will look like thanks to a display of architect’s drawings and a model of the building, at the event at 6a, St Peter’s Street on Friday July 27 between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

Members of the team from the university and representatives of the architects, Architype, will be available to answer any questions and discuss the planned conversion of the former job centre in Bath Street, Hereford.

NMiTE’s Acting Chief Executive and Provost Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, said: “We are delighted to be able to share our vision for our first learning spaces, which we plan to have ready by September 2019, when we’ll welcome our first 50 pioneer learners.

“Anyone who would like to see and discuss our proposals before we submit them for planning permission is very welcome to join us and learn more about this exciting stage in our progress.”

NMiTE will apply to Herefordshire Council for permission to convert the privately-owned building into space for 100 students at an anticipated cost of £3.4million.

NMiTE intend to take a 25-year lease on the building, which is currently leased to the council until September 2018.