THE university’s newest eatery, Scran, has opened this morning as the latest part of a multi-million pound project on site.
The newest and largest food and drink venue on site is located “at the heart of campus life” and has dramatically boosted food options onsite with more than 100 different options through the Scran’s ‘V-Go!’ menu.
The diverse new menu will include curries, pastas, pizzas, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes, and at least one soup a day. Scran also boasts vegetarian and vegan options that will be “among the largest offered at any university in the UK”.
Liam Spillane, Executive Director of Commercial Services for the university, has explained how Scran has been developed saying:
“Scran was developed with feedback from students and that has helped to shape its welcoming look and feel, and varied menus of comforting food. Additionally, two key elements arising from that student engagement was the desire, matching the University’s own, for Scran to be leading the way on environmental and sustainability matters.”
With the environment in mind, Spillane went on to say:
“all pizza and burger packaging is fully compostable. Its coffee cups are made from Vegware, and the cutlery is fully compostable too – all part of the University’s commitment to phasing out all single use plastic products from its food and drink venues.”
Scran will serve from breakfast through to late evening, seven days a week, with mid-week pizza and hot drinks on offer until 2am vastly improving late night options for students.
The opening of Scran comes as the latest phase in the university’s £41.7 million transformation of the site with extra study spaces in the revamped atrium and new sport facilities amongst the improvements due to be opened in the 2020/21 academic year.