The 'Gateway' Student Information Service was a concept proposed by the university's Director of Marketing and External Relations to the Executive in 2002. The concept involved bringing together many of the client-facing advisory and administrative student services into one physical location with a view to providing a centralised facility for students. The 'Gateway' project was brought forward when space on the ground floor of MB Building, City Campus South, became available. The 'Gateway' is currently housed in this position and includes the university's Jobshop, Student Counselling Service, the Enabling Centre, the Careers Service and the Student Financial Support Unit. The facility was completed at a cost of £255,000 and opened in October 2002.