Phase one of the rejuvenation of the University of Lincoln's Atrium is almost complete as new furniture arrives.
The Atrium is the university's larges indoor space, bringing together students, visitors and staff to eat drink and socialise as well as to learn.
Upgrades aim to increase the functionality of the space as well as its comfort and is taking place in two phases.
Phase one involved removing the former coffee bar and redecorating the Atrium and landings over the summer before new furniture was brought in today.
The main cafeteria has remained in use for the project and the Atrium was in use today while furniture was replaced in stages.
Phase two will be put into action over the summer of 2013.
New entrance lobbies at the east and west ends of the building will be introduced and the staircases will be moved to the east and west walls.
The staircases will lead to new comfortable seating areas on the first floor.
A new coffee bar and an improved vending area offering 24/7 refreshments will be added onto each side of the canteen's serving area.