Architects impression of the exterior of the new Student Hub

Our Estate Masterplan

Creating a modern and progressive campus to live and learn in

We're investing £250 million over 10 years into our campus in 鶹AV’s city centre to create world class facilities to enable innovation in learning, teaching and research, enhance the student experience and strengthen connections with the rest of the city.

Our Estate Masterplan is an ambitious development project. It includes constructing new landmark buildings, refurbishing existing facilities and creating new public spaces. The plan will support our strategy to deliver globally recognised research, become climate positive and create a vibrant experience for our communities.

The work has already begun. We've completed our award-winning Ravelin Sports Centre and we're finalising the designs on our exciting new Student Hub and modern Technology Building.

 

What is the Estate Masterplan? Our Masterplan Priority Projects Have Your Say

 

Development of our campus is key to the University’s ability to achieve the strategy. Investment in our estate and its facilities is integral to student growth and our student experience, as well as helping create a more vibrant and thriving city.

 

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The Masterplan provides a clear road map that will enable the University to evolve and succeed in a global higher education marketplace. 

 

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Upgrading and modernising our facilities, including lecture halls, laboratories, classrooms and social spaces, will help attract students and staff and support them in achieving their best.

 

See our Priority Projects

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We welcome your views on our Estate Masterplan. We will continue to provide opportunities for input as each project becomes established.  

 

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Priority Projects

We’re prioritising achieving several key projects, in a phased approach, that will enhance our campus and support the growth of our university.

These projects have been carefully selected to ensure that we continue to provide fantastic learning, working, research and living environments for our students, staff and the wider community.

Architects impression of the exterior of the Student Hub

Student Hub - At the heart of our campus

Key facts

  • Location: On the site of the current Student Union Hub on Cambridge Road 
  • Expected completion date: Summer 2026

Working with the Student Union, our new Student Hub will provide a vibrant, supportive and social student experience. The Hub will link the Library and the Student Union Building. This new building will provide spaces for social learning and well-being services, including a variety of student services, a student lounge, a coffee bar/ kitchen, a Student Union Shop and an exciting event space. 

Architects impression of the exterior of the new Technology Building

Technology Building 

Key facts

  • Location: On the site of the current University House building on Winston Churchill Avenue

  • Expected completion date: Spring 2028

This new building will allow for the co-location of the Technology Faculty and the consolidation of existing facilities within a single building, offering a high-quality multifunctional environment and student experience. New modern facilities include: a series of research offices and teaching classrooms, social learning spaces for enhanced cross-collaboration between staff and students, lecture theatre and events space, and upgraded computer suites, science labs and engineering workshops.

Architects impression of the exterior of the new Laboratory Building

Teaching Laboratory Building 

Key facts

  • Location: On the site of the former Nuffield Building on St Michael's Road

  • Expected completion date: Spring 2027

Our aim is to create exemplary modern teaching lab facilities that allow for more efficient and collaborative lab spaces, bringing together the forensic services, the Extreme Environment Lab along general teaching and student learning space.

Architects impression of the exterior of the revised Victoria Park Building

Victoria Park Building

Key Facts

  • Location: On Anglesea Road, next to the Grade II listed Victoria Park
  • Expected completion date: Summer 2026

We are now proposing a revised smaller Park Pavilion building that will be appropriate for our needs while remaining sustainable, innovative and supporting our commitment to enhancing the local community.

The proposal has a much lower impact on the adjacent listed park and would bring the site into use along with the opening of the railway arch to facilitate improved access to the wider university campus. 

Architects impression of the interior of Wiltshire Building

Wiltshire Building

Key Facts

  • ​ċLocation: On the existing site of Wiltshire Building on Hampshire Terrace.
  • Expected completion date: August 2025

Restoring heritage to this former military drill shed, the Wiltshire Building refurbishment will accommodate the relocation of our front of house Student Services, supporting the future development of the Student Hub building.

Architects impression of the Eldon multi-storey car park

Multi-Storey Car Park - A sustainable mobility hub

Key Facts

  • Location: On the existing Eldon Building car park located off Bedford Street
  • Size: 314 parking spaces (Three-storey)
  • Expected completion date: January 2025

The construction of a multi-storey car park allows us to consolidate our existing car parks into a safer and more secure mobility hub, which includes installing more EV charging stations and creating better spaces for e-scooters, e-bikes and bikes. 

There are plans for the public to be able to use the car park outside of University hours, such as in the evenings and weekends. 

Sustainability 

Our masterplan prioritises energy efficiency, green spaces and sustainable transportation. Our new buildings will all be fossil-fuel free, minimising their carbon footprint over time. We’re also aiming for all our new buildings to achieve ‘Outstanding’ ratings for sustainable design from BREEAM (the world’s leading sustainability validation and certification system) and ‘A’ rating for energy use and carbon emissions.

Have Your Say

This consultation ran from the 12 February 2024 to 3 March 2024 and is now closed. We will continue to provide opportunities for input as each project becomes established.

Completed Projects

Ravelin Sports Centre

Introducing our new sports centre for our students, staff, and the local community – featuring a swimming pool, climbing wall, ski simulator, squash courts, and more.

External shots of Ravelin Building, new sports facility
Learn more about Ravelin Sports Centre

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